Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, sports, opinion and more. The Bureau County Republican is published Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! With bcralerts, get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device or by e-mail.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
Keep up with what's going on in your community by reading the bcrbriefs. This easy to read synopsis of today's news will be emailed directly to you Tuesday through Saturday at no charge. Sign up today!

Barbara Pierson

NORMAL — Barbara Joann Pierson, 77, of Normal, formerly of Putnam, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Heartland Healthcare Center in Normal.

She was born on Feb. 10, 1936, in Magnolia to William and Dena (Forrest) Burr. She was a devoted farm wife, worked for many years at Casey's General Store in Tiskilwa and drove the bus for Putnam Schools. Barbara married Verner Pierson Sept. 5, 1954. He preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 1998. She was a member of New Hope Church of the Nazarene and spent the past five years living with her daughter in the Bloomington/Normal area.

She is survived by her two children, Ronald Pierson of Putnam and Carolyn Pierson of Normal; one sister, Beverly Single of Hummelstown, Pa, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the New Hope Church of the Nazarene, Pastor Laura Tanner officiating. Burial will follow in the Elm Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton.

Memorials may be directed to New Hope Church of the Nazarene or American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.

Loading more