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September 13, 2023 Ron Piercy, 92

Funeral Celebration of Life Services for Ron Piercy, age 92, of Lenox, who passed away Sunday, August 27, 2023 at the Lenox Care Center will be held Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 11:00 AM at the Area Bible Fellowship Church in Clearfield. Visitation will be held at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox on Tuesday from 4 to 7 with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7. Interment will be held prior services at 10:00 AM at the Grove Cemetery with military honors. Memorials may be directed to 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’.
Ronald Eugene Piercy was born November 25, 1930 in Decatur County, Iowa the son of Willard Piercy and Ruth (Miller) Piercy. He grew up attending school graduating from the Corning High School. After graduation on February 8, 1951, Ron entered the United States Navy serving on the USS Tanner AGS 15 for 3 years. During this time he was united in marriage to Joanne Craft 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 on January 27, 1955. Upon his discharge the couple returned to the Lenox area and farmed with Joanne’s father in the Stringtown and Kent areas. Ron was a true farmer who enjoyed caring for the land alongside his ‘best hired man he ever had, his wife Joanne! ‘ Together they loved the life farming provided to their family. In his younger years, Ron served riding horseback as a Posse Reserve Officer for the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office. Ron and Joanne 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. As the couple’s health declined they moved to Vintage Park Assisted Living in September of 2022. On July 5, 2023 Joanne passed away.
Left to cherish Ron’s memory are his two children Jon Piercy and wife Carolyn Jane of Vinita, Oklahoma; and 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 Ron in death are his parents, Willard and Ruth Piercy; his loving wife Joanne in July of 2023; and three sisters, Ruby, Roberta and Joyce.
Ron served his country and his community,
and was a great steward of the land.
May he be at peace in God’s loving care.

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