November 2 1936 May 29 2020
Betty Jean Pierson, 83 years, of Columbia, IL, passed away on May 29, 2020. She was born November 2, 1936, in Columbia, IL, daughter of the late Irwin and Lizetta, nee Keller, Raeber. She was married to Thomas E. Pierson, who survives her. They were married September 24, 1960, in Columbia, IL. Betty was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Columbia, IL. She had retired from H.J. Frierdich Construction Co. She was an avid sports fan, watching as many of her grandchildren’s games, Cardinals, and Mizzou games as possible. Betty was devoted to her family and friends. Surviving are her daughter, Julie (David) Greatting of Columbia, IL, son, Lawrence (Kathy) Pierson of Columbia, IL, grandchildren, Joel (Savannah) Greatting, Reed Greatting, Emily and Eric Jessen; a sister, JoAnn (Robert) Crowe of Wildwood, MO; nieces and nephews, along with other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Allen (Janice) Raeber, and Lloyd Raeber in infancy, and sisters, Ruth (Roland) Keim, Jeanette Raeber, Mildred (Arnold) Zavadil, and Fern (Don) Ruth. All services will be private. Interment will follow in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Columbia, IL. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 227 Goodhaven, Columbia, IL, 62236. For more information, please access our website, www.leesmanfuneralhome.com. Lawlor Funeral Home, Columbia, IL, handled arrangements. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Betty Jean Pierson please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Betty Jean Pierson November 2 1936 May 29 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Dupo, state: Illinois