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ELKHART — JoAnn S. Pierce, 80, of Elkhart, passed away peacefully at her home following an extended illness at 1:15 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018.
She was born Feb. 13, 1938, in Monterey, Tennessee, to the late Thelmer and Paulene Shoun.
She married Robert W. “Bob” Pierce on March 27, 1955, in Butler, Tennessee. He survives at home after 63 wonderful years together.
Also surviving are children Susan and Mitchell (Paula) Pierce and grandsons Robert and Zachary Pierce.
In accordance with JoAnn’s wishes, a graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in Prairie Street Cemetery in Elkhart.
Chaplain Sunday Adelakin will officiate.
JoAnn was a homemaker who simply loved holidays and family gatherings.
No matter what the occasion, “grandma’s” house was the center of the universe for friends, family and even the neighborhood children, where she would cook, care for and give love to just about all who came by.
She was also a devout Christian lady, and enjoyed her daily devotions like reading her Bible, listening to gospel music and teaching Sunday school for a time.
She also enjoyed flower gardening, antiquing and watching westerns on TV.
Memorial donations may be given in her memory to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center.