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Janice Pierce, 81, passed away on August 28, 2017, at her residence in Bonnie, IL. She was born February 10, 1936, in Vandalia, IL to parents Alvin and Theresa Marie Hathaway. She first married Bill Brumfied and later Harry Pierce. Both husbands had preceded her in death.
Janice is survived by her son, Kenny Brumfield of Belle Rive, IL; brothers-in-law, Bobby Thalman of Vernon, IL, and Gary Brumfield and wife, Sandy of Vandalia, IL; nieces, Becky Zimmerman of Vernon, IL, Tina Burton of St. Louis, MO, Angie Gathe and husband, Dave of Vernon, IL, and Pam Crawford and husband, Ronnie of Vernon, IL; nephews, Larry Zimmerman and wife, Kay of Centralia, IL, and Scott Hathaway and wife, Carol of Belleville, IL; step-daughter, Darlene Allen of Bonnie, IL; step-grandson, Harry (Junior) Pierce of Nason, IL; and special friends, Jeff Johnson and wife, Jennifer of Mount Vernon, IL, Penny Galiher of Mount Vernon, IL; and Max and Kathy Ehrat of Vernon, IL.
In addition to her parents and husbands, Janice was preceded in death by an infant daughter; two sons, Kevin Brumfield and Kelly Brumfield; daughter-in-law, Marsha Brumfield; brother, James Hathaway; sisters, Tiny Denning and Joyce Zimmerman; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.
In earlier years, Janice and her first husband ran a root beer stand in Sandoval, IL. She was a CNA at Good Samaritan Hospital, and she and her second husband bred and raised quarter horses. One horse was named after her, Jans Osage Girl. Janice was a loving mother and a very special aunt. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
Per Janices wishes, she will be cremated and no public services will be held. Hughey funeral home is in charge of her arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home. Janice would like to give a special thanks to her caregivers Cindy Dycus, Debby Sandy, Andrea Craddock, and Darlene Davis.
Published on August 30, 2017
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