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Joanne Piercy, 88

Funeral Celebration of Life Services for Joanne Piercy, age 88, of Lenox, who passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at Creston Specialty Care was held Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 11:00 AM at the Area Bible Fellowship Church in Clearfield. Visitation was held at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox from 4 to 7 with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7. Interment was prior services at 10:00 AM at the Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to her church or St. Jude’s Hospital. Memories may be shared with the family at under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox where we ‘Celebrate Life’.
Alice Joanne Piercy was born December 19, 1934, in Adams County, Iowa the daughter of John Craft and Mildred (Agnew) Craft. She grew up attending country school and graduated from the Lenox High School. Growing up when she was 8 years old she developed St. Vitus dance and was not supposed to live beyond the age of 13 . . . Well, she certainly was proud of the fact she outlived that! After graduation she met Ronald Piercy and the couple were united in marriage on January 17, 1954 at the Corning Christian Church. Two children were born to bless this union, Jon and Joni.
The couple lived in Norfolk, Virginia until Ron was discharged from the United States Navy. Upon his discharge the couple returned to the Lenox area and farmed with Joanne’s father in the Stringtown and Kent areas. Joanne was a true farmer’s wife, Ron says she was the ‘best hired man he ever met’! Together they loved the life farming provided to their family. Joanne loved animals of all types, so when Ron got into the livestock business, this was right up her alley! She loved her horses and taking care of them. In the early 1950’s Joanne accepted Christ as her Savior. Together they were active in the Area Bible Fellowship Church in Clearfield where they helped with AWANA and other committees in the church. The couple purchased a home in Lenox . . . well, they never really lived there, they just spent time there during the day and then they were back to the farm at night! They finally moved to the house in April of 2014. Joanne’s health declined and she moved to Vintage Park and after falling and breaking her hip she moved to Creston Specialty Care. Ron eventually moved into Vintage Park in September of 2022.
Left to cherish Joanne’s memory is her loving husband, Ron Piercy of Lenox, Iowa; her two children Jon Piercy and wife Carolyn Jane of Vinita, Oklahoma; Joni White of Creston, Iowa; two grandchildren, Cortni and Kedryn; two great-grandchildren, Phoenix and Oaklynn; a niece, Lisa; along with many relatives and friends.
Preceding Joanne in death are her parents, John and Mildred Craft; her sister, Dorthy Rectenbaugh and a niece, Cathy Rectenbaugh.
We will forever hold the precious memory of Joanne our hearts.
May she be at peace in God’s loving care.

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