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Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Monday, February 12, 2018 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Interment: Elmwood Cemetery
Gladys Aliene Pearce, age 95, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Friday evening, February 9, 2018, at Heritage Woods of Flora.
Aliene was born November 5, 1922, in Wayne County, the daughter of Earl and Amy (Stanford) Davis. She married Harold W. Pearce on November 8, 1941, in Clay County, and together they shared 54 years of marriage. He preceded her in death February 17, 1996.
Aliene was a caring mother and grandmother who simply enjoyed life and was genuinely thankful. She enjoyed working with Harold on the farm and raising horses, and in recent years embraced her transition to Heritage Woods and appreciated the friends and neighbors she had there. Aliene was a member of Harmony United Methoidst Church. She had worked at the shoe factory, Roadmaster, and as a cook at The Pavilion.
She is survived by her children: Carolyn Berger of Effingham, Genelle (Steve) Beck of Olney, Gary (Nancy) Pearce of Flora, Sue Pearce of Springfield, Edie (Wade) Jones of Louisville, Fran Pearce of Sells, Arizona, Tim (Cheri) Pearce of Bridgeport, Ed Pearce of Carmi, and Steve (Norma) Pearce of Crossville; 15 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren and another great-great-grandchild on the way; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son: William H. Pearce; a granddaughter: Jamie Sue Armstrong; 3 great-grandsons: Brock Berger, Christian Joel Branom, and Justin England; a son-in-law: Don Berger; 5 brothers: Clarence, Loren, Ray, Bill, and Don Davis; and an infant brother and an infant sister.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora, officiated by Rev. Gary Pearce, assisted by Pastor Jill Bunker. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to either Harmony United Methodist Church or Meals On Wheels and these will be accepted through the funeral home.
Enjoyed visiting with Aliene at Heritage Woods, while my dad (Edwin Pearce ) was there. Had some good conversations with her. Nice lady. She will be missed. So sorry for your loss.
Such a beautifull lady in all ways and her family was just as nice and beautiful and god loving
Sue and family. I just loved your mother she was the sweetest lady. The past several years she didn't remember my name but knew I went to school with Sue and that Tammy Martin was my daughter. I just say my first name and she would say the rest....she will be missed by so many. Hugs to all and know you are in my prayers. She is dancing on the streets of gold!
Comforting thoughts and prayers for the family...so sorry for your loss.
Thoughts and prayers to all.
We are so sorry for you loss. Aliene was a gracious and kind lady, a good neighbor and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. We pray that God be with each of you and give you strength as you go through these difficult days.
So sorry for your lose I always enjoyed seeing her. God bless you all.
Tim and Sherri, so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you both in our prayers today and the days to come. May God be with you both.
So sorry for your loss.
Fran, so sorry for the loss of your mom. Prayers for your family.
Carolyn, I'm sorry to hear the passing of your mom my prayers are with you and rest of family
What an honor to serve Mrs. P at Heritage Woods. She and her family will be greatly missed.
Tim and Sherri, so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you during the days ahead.
So sorry for your loss. Truly heaven's gain. Blessings to you all at this time.
God bless you my little angel! Fly high!! Such a beautiful soul!! God bless you all my dear cousins. Thoughts and prayers are with you all!!
Our thoughts and prayers for your family. What a comfort to know she is with the Savior she served here on this earth.
May God bless and keep you all. Prayers for strength and comfort.
So sorry to hear your mom passed! We will be praying for you all!
sorry FOR YOUR LOSS .RAYJNG FOR THE FAMILY , ENJOY THE MEMORIES
Carolyn, So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. May God be with you during this time.
You are all in our prayers. We were truly blessed to have Aliene in our lives. She was so proud of all of you and we pray for God to comfort you all at this difficult time.
We are sincerely sorry for your lost. Peace be with you. Mothers are a special gift from God. 🙏🏻
Aliens was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever know. I’m so glad I got to visit with her last summer and see her dear smiling face once more. I don’t remember ever seeing her when she wasn’t smiling. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with all her precious family.
Gary and family, so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Its always hard to lose a mother. God bless you all!
Oh how I loved to spend the night years ago with Edie and get to know Aliene! What a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend. My deepest condolences to her family, I know Aliene was hugely loved and will be greatly missed. She was such a sweet, sweet lady and oh, how happy my dad was when she moved to Heritage Woods! Family! What a loss on this earth, but celebration in Heaven. Love to all.
Tim & Cheri I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She had to be a special lady because she raised an extra special son! We love you and will keep you in our prayers. God Blessings!
So sorry for your loss but know she is happy with the rest of the family in Heaven. Remember all the great times you all have had with her and her memory will be with you all forever!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Gary so sorry for your loss
So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. It is so hard to lose family. My prayers are with you. Margie Conner
So sorry to hear about your mom and grandma. Love you guys. Prayers are with you in this sad time.
Gary, Edie and family, we both have fond memories of your mother while visiting your home as youngsters. Our thoughts and prayers to your entire family during this difficult time.
Our sincere sympathies, such a sweet and kind lady. God be with Aliene's family and many friends during this time.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. But I know it is Heaven's gain! It was truly my pleasure to get to know and care for Ms Aliene during her time at Heritage Woods. She was always so sweet and kind. Always smiling even when you knew she was in pain. She was truly a blessing to everyone who knew her.
"Grandma Pearce" was always such a sweet, kind person and I feel so blessed to have known her. She is truly an angel now and reunited with my precious Brock . . .may your memories and knowing that she is happy and whole again bring peace and comfort to her family during this time.
So sorry to hear of the passing of "the best neighbor we ever had." When we would call her or she would call us, we would both say, "hi neighbor!" What a sweet woman! Always a smile on her face and I never heard her say anything negative about anyone. BUT a great reunion is coming as she definitely loved the Lord. We will see her again!
Pastor Gary and Nancy, So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and Prayers are with you all! Heaven Gained another Beautiful Angel! Love you Both!
Carolyn and Family: We are sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.
So sorry for your loss. She was a lovely lady, inside and out.
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother we will be keeping all of you in our prayers
Condolences to the family of Aliene Pearce for your loss. She was such a nice lady.
So sorry for your loss.So sad to lose a parent.
She has been a friend of our family for as long as I can remember. A true friend, a beautiful lady, and great role model. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Fran.. your mom was such a sweet lady. I will always remember her sweet smile and kindness. Such a hard worker all her life. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Pearce and Beck families during this time.
Praying for all the family that God will comfort and draw close to each during this time. I have a lot of good memories of your mother and all the times I spent at your home while growing up. She was a very precious lady. Hold to all the memories and she will always be with you. And we have the promise of one day seeing her again.
Tim, Sherre and family, my sincere condolences. May God's comfort be with you all.
So sorry God has a angel
Sue, I’m very sorry to hear the passing of your mother. Praying for comfort and strength through this sad and difficult time. Hugs. 🙏🏼💕💐
Fran and family, thinking of you during this time of loss. Praying that God will comfort and bless you.
Gary, Tim and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
My deepest condolences and prayers to the family. I always recall Aliene as a quiet, helpful, generous lady...from the time growing up as neighbors (across the fields) and the day she so warmly and proudly gave Kim and me a tour of her room at Heritage Woods. She always had a smile on her face whenever I saw her. She will be missed tremendously, but she's smiling down on all her loved ones now...a guardian angel for her family.
Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Mom and dad thought a lot of your mom and I always enjoyed visiting with her.
Hello Carolyn and family. I am so sorry to hear about your mother, Eileen. You all are such a wonderful family, and have been so good to your mother. Everyone truly appreciates your fine Christian example. God bless you all. With love and prayers, Dave Lewis
Thinking of You All . Your Mom was such a joy to be around at Hertiage . She was the Sweetest Little Lady . Always smiling and nothing but kind words . She will be missed by many ......
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your mom was a very special lady & neighborhood mom. Keep your memories close to your heart & she will always be with you all. Heaven gained another angel. ❤️ Love to you all ❤️
I am sorry for your loss.
Dear Fran and Family, Please accept my sincere condolences. May the Lord carry you in peace through the next seasons of mourning. God bless.
So sorry for your loss.
Mrs. Pearce was such a nice lady! I got to know her when I worked at Heritage Woods. I also know her daughter, Fran, from the Flora Church of the Nazarene. May God grant you peace, comfort, and strength.
Prayers for you during this sad time. I am sure the Happy Memories will be in action very soon.
Our sincere condolences to the family of this dear lady.