Rachel Pierce

Thursday, June 5, 2003

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Rachel Ruth Pierce, 88, of Sikeston died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 8, 1915, in Hornersville, Mo., daughter of Peter V. and Lora Moody Branum. She and Cheston Pierce were married July 25, 1971, in Sikeston.

Pierce worked at Anchor Toy Co. 16 years. She served with the U.S. Navy in Washington, D.C.

Survivors include her husband; three sisters, Betty Yeargain, Juanita Alcorn and Imojean Arnold, all of Sikeston.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the chapel, with the Rev. Sandra Schaller officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.