Mabel Maria <I>Kent</I> Pierce

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Mabel Maria Kent Pierce

  • Birth 31 Jan 1900 Alta, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 18 Dec 1990 Chillicothe, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 21258292

Mabel K. Pierce, 90, of Alta died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 18, 1990) at Parkhill Medical Complex in Chillicothe.

Born Jan. 31, 1900, at Alta to Albert and Laura Shaw Kent, she married Homer L. Pierce on Oct. 4, 1930, in Peoria. He died on June 14, 1973, in Peoria. She also was preceded in death by three brothers and an infant sister.

She is survived by one son, Larry of Falls Church, Va., and a granddaughter, Pitzy Pierce of Clearwater, Fla.

She attended the former Bradley Polytechnic Institute, and later taught for 25 years in rural Peoria County schools, including Tucker School. She retired from Mossville Elementary; School in 1965. She also worked as a greeter at the former Exposition Gardens Old Time Museum.

She was active in various PTA organizations while teaching, and was a member of the Alta Grange, Illinois State Grange and the Alta Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.

She was an active member of the Alta Presbyterian Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hammitt Funeral Home in Princeville, with the Rev. Perry Tudor officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mount Hawley Cemetery in Peoria.

Peoria Journal Star, December 1990


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  • Maintained by: One Foot In The Grave
  • Originally Created by: John Melton
  • Added: 30 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21258292
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mabel Maria Kent Pierce (31 Jan 1900–18 Dec 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21258292, citing Mount Hawley Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by One Foot In The Grave (contributor 47388650) .