Elizabeth “Betty” Pierson, 94, formerly of Prairie View Apartments, Wilmington, Ohio, died 2:20 AM, Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at Highland District Hospital, Hillsboro, Ohio. Ms. Pierson was born July 21, 1916 in Wilmington, Ohio, daughter of the late Alonzo and Clara Peelle Lacy. She was a graduate of Wilmington High School.
Ms. Pierson was a homemaker, but most importantly she was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was a member of the First Christian Church.
She is survived by a son, William “Bill” (Thelma) Pierson of Wilmington, Ohio; two daughters, Barbara (Don) Castle of Lawton, Oklahoma and Kay (Mike) Schmitz of Wilmington, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Doug (Debbie) Pierson, Susie (Mark) Miller, Randy (Lisa) Castle, Dawn Renee (Greg) Ellis, Dan Schmitz, Steve (Cherista) Schmitz, and Tonya (Rodney) Howe; and 18 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, two brothers, Delbert Lacy and Denver Lacy, and three sisters, Hazel Hoeh, Mary Noftsger, and her twin sister, Virginia Huber, are preceded in death.
Graveside services will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, July 7, 2011 at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, Ohio with Francis Parks officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.