BLANCHE M. "TINY" PIERCE Age: 82 City: Alexandria, Indiana Date of Death: Wednesday August 27, 2008 Place of Death: Katies Key to Care Yorktown, Indiana Illness: Extended illness Date of Birth: May 28, 1926 Place of Birth: Jackson, Michigan Fathers Name: Herbert O'Dell Mothers Name: Nellie (Henry) O'Dell Residence: Has resided in the Alexandria area all of her lifetime Biography: Blanche was a graduate of Alexandria High School, Class of 1944. She enjoyed her job as a cosmetician at Hooks Drugs for 22 years and loved being a farmer's wife. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Blanch also loved cooking and her daily trips to Frisch's for hot fudge brownies. Survivors: 2 DAUGHTERS- Leah (Dennis) Semon – Alexandria Claudia Miller – Alexandria 3 SONS- Marc (Kathy) Pierce – Alexandria Robert A. Pierce – Alexandria Chris (Pam) Pierce – Alexandria 9 GRANDCHILDREN- Angie (Troy) Cook, Holly (Brad) Webb, Kelly (Mat) Blanton, Tiffany Pierce, Michelle Hicks (companion Shane Trueblood), Stephanie Fraley, Jeni (Charlie) Turner, Josh (Abby) Killion and Tina Harvey GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN- Mariah Cook, Peighton Webb, Haley and Cole Johnson, Emma Blanton, Ashlynne Trueblood, Raegan Fraley, Elexis and Kalyn Turner BROTHER-IN-LAW-Ed (Bettie) Pierce – Alexandria Several Neces and Nephews AUNT- Clarice Odom - Alexandria Preceded in death by: Her parents, her husband-Robert F. Pierce on June 11, 2005, and granddaughter Megan Hicks Funeral Service Time and Day: Funeral services will take place at 11 AM on Saturday-August 30, 2008 in the Owens Funeral Home, 412 North Harrison Street, Alexandria Officiating: Dr. Joyce Thornton-Pastor-Alexandria First United Methodist Church Interment: Will follow in Park View Cemetery in Alexandria Visitation: Friends may call at the Owens Funeral Home in Alexandria from 5 PM to 8 PM on Friday and at 10 AM on Saturday prior to the services.