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Viola May Petteys Pierce
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Birth: Nov. 10, 1881
Marshall County
Iowa, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1969
Lucas County
Iowa, USA

Wife of Oscar Holmes Pierce. Daughter of George Henry Petteys and Salome J. Petteys.


Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, October 16, 1969

PIERCE - Viola Mae Pierce, a daughter of George H. and Salome Petteys, was born November 10, 1881 near State Center, and passed away at the Lucas County Hospital October 9, 1969, having reached the age of 87 years, 10 months and 29 days.

After the death of her mother, she and her sister were raised by her uncle and aunt, the George McCormicks, here in the Russell area.

On February 1, 1905 she was united in marriage with Oscar H. Pierce. Their home was blessed with four children, three of whom survive. They are: John of Russell and Warren of San Diego and Mrs. Lucille Beatty of Chariton. She is also survived by a foster son, George McCormick of Temple City, Calif., the grandson of the George McCormicks that were her foster parents. There is one sister, Mrs. Amy Werts of Russell, eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar in 1967, one daughter, Doris L. Reynolds in 1956 and by two brothers.

She and her husband lived on the same farm near Russell from the time of their marriage until their retirement. They had been married 63 years at the time of his death. She was a member of the Trinity Center Church and was active in her community as long as her health permitted.

Services were held Saturday, October 11, at 3:30 p.m. from the Woodman and Brueggemann Funeral Home with the Rev. William Osick officiating. Burial was in the Russell Cemetery.

Family links: 
  George H Petteys (1855 - 1938)
  Salome Petteys Petteys (1849 - 1888)
  Oscar Holmes Pierce (1880 - 1967)
  Doris Laburna Pierce Reynolds (1906 - 1956)*
  John Herbert Pierce (1908 - 1991)*
  Mildred Lucille Pierce Beatty (1913 - 2006)*
  Viola May Petteys Pierce (1881 - 1969)
  Amy Lillian Petteys Werts (1883 - 1974)*
*Calculated relationship
Russell Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 6 Row 2 Grave 5
Created by: Skip
Record added: Aug 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40208294
Viola May <i>Petteys</i> Pierce
Added by: Doris Christensen
Viola May <i>Petteys</i> Pierce
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