Thursday, January 17, 2008

Harley D. Pierce, 83, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield.

He was born Oct. 16, 1924, in Harveyville, Kan., the son of Alonzo and Elsie (Henderson) Pierce. On Dec. 20, 1943, in Wichita, Kan., he was united in marriage to Jean Bishop, who survives.

Additional survivors include: three sons, David Pierce and his wife, Janet, of Round Rock, Texas, Steven Pierce and his wife, Linda, of Towanda, Kan., and Rick Pierce, of Shell Knob; one daughter Rita Miller and her husband, Randy, of Shell Knob; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one great grandchild and three brothers.

He received his education in Derby, Kan. He spent most of his life in the Wichita, Kan., area, where he was a mechanic for Continental Trailways. During World War II he served two and a half years in the United States Army. He was a member of the Christian church in Cedar Point, Kan. Three years ago he moved to Shell Knob to make his home.

Graveside services were held Tuesday at Lakeview Cemetery, Wichita, Kan., under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.

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