Carmen “Hope” Pierce, 93

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Carmen “Hope” Pierce, 93, of West Liberty, died Dec. 31, 2016, at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City  after a short illness.

Born July 24, 1923, to Elva and Avis (McKillip) Markham, in Bloomington Township, Muscatine Co., Iowa, in her Grandma McKillip’s home. A 1942 graduate of Muscatine High School, Hope was best known for her volunteer work and service.  A member and president of American Legion Auxiliary, charter member of First Church United, choir member, past president of UCW, Sunday school teacher for 30 years, past Noble Grand and president of Rebekah’s, Community Center planning/funding committee, volunteer at Senior Dining Center,  Meals on Wheels, Senior Resources board (six years).

An active volunteer she earned the State Volunteer Award and the Musc. Co. Senior Resources Award.

Hope received great joy from her family, friends and traveling. She loved to crochet, donating many items, gardening, camping, reading, helping others, and since 1955, auto racing.

Mrs. Pierce was preceded in death by husband C. Fred Pierce; sons, C. Wayne Pierce, D. Richard Moyer; grandson Curtis Moyer; sister Kelly Weger; her parents and two infant brothers.

She is survived by two daughters-in-law, four sisters, step brother, five grandchildren, 12 great-grandkids, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Hope is much loved and will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at the First Church United in West Liberty. Inurnment will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty.

Online condolences may be made to the family at In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Church United, American Legion Auxiliary or Senior Dining. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is in charge of arrangements.
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