Marjorie D. Pierce, 80, of Shelbyville IL passed away at 4:50 PM Wednesday July 17, 2013 in Prairie Rose Health Care Center in Pana, IL.She was born in rural Shelby County, IL on July 2, 1933 the daughter of Dayton and Helen (Apple) Wagner.
She married John Pierce on July 24, 1954 .He preceded her in death on September 12, 2001.
Marjorie graduated from Shelbyville High School and Sparks Business College in Shelbyville.She worked for her parents at Wagner’s Meat Market and Wagner’s Trucking, for Guy at Guys Steakhouse and the most memorable, at the Circuit Clerk’s Office in Shelby County for 20 plus years.She finished out her retirement by working for her niece at Stephens’s Greenhouse in Shelbyville.
Marjorie was an avid sports fan of all kinds.She loved the Chicago Bulls, Bears and Cubs; but most of all, she loved watching her children and grandchildren participate in sports.Even when she didn’t have a child or grandchild playing baseball, football or basketball, you could find her in the crowd cheering on the Rams!She also had a great love of all kids and animals.If any needed a home, her door was always open.If anyone ever needed a parent or friend to talk to, Marjorie was always there.
Surviving are her eight children, Jane (Mark) Cieplik of Shelbyville, Dixie Ladd of Shelbyville, Guy (Lesley) Pierce of St. Charles, IL, Rick (Debbie) Pierce of Johnstowne, OH, Mick (Jennifer) Pierce of Nashville, IL, Greg(Cammi) Pierce, George (Julie)Pierce andPeggy ( Brad) Martz all of Shelbyville, IL; sister Louise Metzger of Shelbyville, IL; brother Donnie (Dicka) Wagner of Forsythe, IL; sisters-in-law Shirley Peifer, Linda Wagner and Pat Wagner; brothers-in-law Roger (Jackie) Pierceand Richard (Diane) Pierce; grandchildren: Kate, Laura, and Brook Ceiplik , Kyle (Katy), Kraig and Morgan Ladd, Natalie (Scott) and Emily Pierce, Breanne and Kyle Pierce, Jackson and Havalen Pierce, Kelsey (Brian) Collins, Madyson (Cole) Pierce, Gaby and Cooper Pierce, Bailey and Ryann Ambrose, Drake (Whitney) Martz, Quinn and Tate Martz; great grandchildren: Grayson Martz and Hudson Younger and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John , parents, brothers, Jim and Bob Wagner, brothers-in-law Jim Metzger and Leon Pierce and sisters-in-law Rosemary Wagner, Francis Herbensteit and Doris Jordan.
A funeral service will be held Monday July 22, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville.Rev. Kevin Ray will officiate.Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville.Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, please give to Saving Orphaned Animals of Shelby County or to the Chautauqua Building Fund.
If you were ever fortunate to know our Mom, Sister or Grandma, you always knew where you stood.She called a spade a spade.If you were her friend, she loved you, but if you were her enemy, look out! She will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her.A special thank you to Prairie Rose Health Care.They took pride and tremendous care of her for her last four years.