Marian A. Pierce (1928 — 2020)

Marian A. Pierce, age 91, of Hicksville, Ohio, passed away at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at The Laurels of DeKalb in Butler, Indiana, where she was a resident. Mrs. Pierce was valedictorian of her graduating class of Kunkle High School. She was a devoted homemaker and farm wife who enjoyed cooking, gardening in her vegetable and flower gardens and spending time with her family and was an avid reader.

Marian A. Pierce was born on Dec. 24, 1928, near Hicksville, the daughter of Earl W. and Alice Leruth (Robinson) Hulbert. She married Walter Charles Pierce on Oct. 23, 1947, in Kunkle, Ohio, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1997.

Survivors include five sons, Gary Pierce, John (Yvonne) Pierce, Russell (Cindy) Pierce and Robert Pierce, all of Hicksville, and Ronald (Pam) Pierce of Ney, Ohio; three daughters, Marilyn (Marvin) Smith of Bryan, Ohio, Sandra Choate of Hicksville and Sherri Pierce-McClain of Edgerton, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Harold Hulbert of Evansport, Ohio, Ed (Linda) Hulbert of Bryan, Robert (Judy) Hulbert of West Unity, Ohio, Roger Hulbert of Bryan, Carol Erickson of Montpelier, Ohio, Ila Hoops of Bryan, Virginia Wharry of Oakwood, Ohio, Elsie Long of Bryan and Thelma (Carl) Kiel of Montpelier. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, June O’Connor and Dorothy Bernath; one brother, Eugene Hulbert; one great-grandddaughter, Alaina Rice; and one son-in-law, Marshall McClain.

Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in the Krill Funeral Home, 114 E. Hull St., Edgerton. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in the Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton, with the Rev. Daniel Borgelt officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Edgerton.

Memorials are requested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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