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Laurance C. "Larry" Pierson
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Birth: Feb. 1, 1931
Bureau County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 10, 2009
Marshall County
Illinois, USA

HENRY, IL - Laurance C. "Larry" Pierson, 78, of Henry died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at 12:30 p.m. at Heartland Health Care Center in Henry.

Larry was born on Feb. 1, 1931, in DePue, Ill., to Palmer and Mary (Broline) Pierson. He married Mary Joan Longman on Aug. 31, 1957, in Tiskilwa, Ill. She preceded him in death on July 24, 1991.

Together they had three daughters, Laurie (Eldie) Hageman of Henry, Lisa (Rod) Smith of Overland Park, Kan., and Karen (Mark) Gerdon of Henry.

On Nov. 30, 1996, he married Marie Smith. She survives. Also surviving are four stepsons, Steve (the late Sue) Smith, Bob (Rita) Smith, Kevin (Cheri) Smith and Tim (Angie) Smith, all of Henry; one sister, Doris Sweeney of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Larry was a self-made businessman, owning Larry's Barbershop in Peoria, Henry and Tiskilwa throughout his life. In 1975, he co-owned Larry's Supper Club with his wife, Mary Jo. Later, he was a salesman for Browning Ford in Princeton, Ill.

He was a Navy veteran, serving in the Korean conflict; a 50-year member of the Henry American Legion, Post 323; a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Henry and the Knights of Columbus; a charter member of the Charles Perdew Museum Association; and active in the Tiskilwa Lions Club.

Larry was a special man and a fun-loving person who will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Burial will be in Henry Cemetery in Henry. Military services will be accorded by the Henry American Legion at the cemetery.

Published in the Peoria Journal Star on 9/12/2009
Family links: 
  Carl Palmer Pierson (1891 - 1944)
  Mary M. Broline Pierson (1896 - 1981)
  Mary Joan Longman Pierson (1938 - 1991)
  Dorothy Pierson Doll (1921 - 1996)*
   Pierson (1922 - 1922)*
  Stuart Pierson (1923 - 1972)*
  Doris Pierson Sweeny (1925 - ____)*
  Laurance C. Pierson (1931 - 2009)
  Donald L Pierson (1936 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Henry Cemetery
Marshall County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Scott Drake
Originally Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Sep 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42136550
Laurance C. Larry Pierson
Added by: Michelle Pendleton
Laurance C. Larry Pierson
Added by: Michelle Pendleton
Laurance C. Larry Pierson
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