|Birth: ||Dec. 3, 1925|
|Death: ||Apr. 29, 1982|
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ MY DEARLY BELOVED MOM ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Nancy was the third child of H. H. "Harry" Pierce, Sr. and his wife, E. "Irene" Hanes. Nancy was in the WACs (Nursing Corp) during World War II. She married Harry Carey Logan; the eldest of six children born to Adrian C. Logan and his wife, Ethel M. Carey. Nancy and Harry celebrated their nuptials on September 8, 1945 in Richton Park, Illinois. They had eight living children; seven sons and a daughter. Following Harry's death in 1969; Nancy married Richard L. "Dick" Graham. Dick was the youngest of nine, possibly eleven children born to Clyde Graham and his wife, Ida Mae Connell. Nancy and Dick were wed on May 9, 1970 in Matteson, Illinois. They had no children; but Dick did adopt three of Nancy's sons. Nancy loved to bowl, knit, quilt and was an excellent seamstress. She enjoyed reading "the Perry Mason Mysteries" by Earle Stanley Gardner. She taught Sunday School for over twenty years at St. Paul's Evangelical & Reformed Lutheran Church in Richton Park, Illinois. She was a member of Women of the Moose Chapter 675 in Chicago Heights, Illinois. She also was a ten year member of WIBC bowling conference. Nancy's death was sudden and unexpected. Nancy was 56 years, 4 months and 26 days old when she went to join her family in Heaven.
CHURCH RECORDS: Marriage Records of St. Paul's Evg. & Ref. Lutheran Church; Richton Park, Illinois. Wedding was officiated by Rev. H. P. Bloesch, Pastor (marriage to Harry C. Logan)
MARRIAGE RECORDS: Marriage Certificate #1866434: Illinois - Cook County
DEATH RECORDS: Death Certificate #03355: Illinois - Cook County
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS: Spindler-Koelling (now Hirsch) Funeral Home on Otto Boulevard in Chicago Heights, Illinois
OBITUARY NOTICE: The Star; Chicago Heights, Illinois; article dated Sunday, May 2, 1982. " ... Mrs. Logan-Graham had lived in the Richton Park area most of her life. She was a 4-H leader, a Junior League bowling instructor and a den mother for Cub Scouts. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Adams of West Chicago, seven sons, Mark D. Logan of Richton Park, Richard W. Logan of Phoenix, Ariz., Henry S. Logan of Fort Lee, Va., Sam B. Graham of Ontario, Canada, Warren W. Logan of Villa Park, Robert L. Graham of Miami, Fla., and James L. Graham of Killeen, Texas; a sister, Mary Pierce of Richton Park; four brothers, Harry A. (should be H.) Pierce of Nashville, Tenn., David A. Pierce of Homewood, Robert C. Pierce of Louisville, Ky., and Roy B. Pierce of Chicago Heights, and nine grandchildren. ... "
FAMILY NOTE: Nancy used the phrase "put on your Sunday go to meetin' clothes" when telling her children to get dressed for Sunday School, Church and special occasions. It was a phrase used by several members of the older generation of Nancy's family. It came from the fact that some ancestors were members of the "Society of Friends" better known as Quakers and attended Sunday Meetings instead of Church.
A Mother's Love
A Mother's love is something that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion, of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless, unselfish and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it or take that love away . . .
It is patient, forgiving when all others are forsaking,
It never fails or falters even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining, it defies all explanation,
It still remains a secret like mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendored miracle man can not understand
And more wondrous evidence of God's Tender guiding hand.
~ Author Unknown ~
Legacy of Love:
A mother, a grandmother too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you've earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we'll eternally keep.
Gone, but not from our hearts.
♥♥ Thank you all who stop to read about my mother's very full life. I read your kind words and enjoy the tokens left in her memory. God Bless. ♥♥
Henry Harris Pierce (1895 - 1958)
Eva Irena Hanes Pierce (1898 - 1966)
Harry Carey Logan (1920 - 1969)
Robert Lee Logan-Graham (1956 - 1995)*
James Leroy Logan-Graham (1959 - 1993)*
John Walter Pierce (1921 - 1962)*
Mary Elizabeth Pierce (1922 - 2012)*
Nancy Jane Pierce Logan-Graham (1925 - 1982)
Henry Harris Pierce (1928 - 2000)*
Edwin Frank Pierce (1930 - 1958)*
David Albert Pierce (1932 - 1985)*
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Skyline Memorial Park
Plot: Christus Section: 192-C; space 2
Created by: M. Richards
Record added: Sep 18, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7877793