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.