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In Loving Memory
Martha Lou Pierce
1/1/1938 - 1/27/2011

Martha Lou Pierce passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011 after an extended battle with diabetes and congestive heart failure. Martha Lou was born January 1, 1938 to John and Agnes Hedges in rural Henry County. To her family and friends she was known as Marcie. She worked for Citizens State Bank for 22 years, and retired in 1993 due to failing eyesight as a result of her diabetes. Her colleagues at the bank knew her as Marty.


Martha Lou was a 1955 graduate of Mt. Summit High School and was a proud Eagle and then a supportive Viking her entire life. She also became a Raider backer when some of her grandchildren became active Shenandoah students. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and she would tell that to anyone who would listen. She always had a soft spot in her heart for cats and often fed those that wandered to her home. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Summit Christian Church.


Those she left to carry her memory in their hearts are: her daughter, Shari (husband Randal) Ray and her son, Mark (wife Mary) Pierce; grandchildren, Annalise (husband Bryce) Welsh of Noblesville, Indiana, Connor and Kendall Ray, Kindsey, Karlee, Kirstyn, Kathryn, and Bobby Pierce; 2 sisters, Ginny (husband Tony) Riggs of rural Henry County and Sandy (husband Tim) Hird of Anderson, Indiana; 1 brother, John (wife Lorraine) Hedges of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by: her husband, Ralph A. Pierce and her father, John A. Hedges.


Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Macer-Hall Funeral Home & Cremation Services in New Castle with Rev. Mark O’Brien officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery. Friends may call 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 4, 2011 at the funeral home.


Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Henry County Animal Shelter.


Online condolences may be made at


Macer-Hall Funeral Directors: Gary Hall, Sam Hall, and Mike Ragan are honored to conduct the services.

Online Condolences
From: Kris Powell   Indianapolis
Relationship:  niece

Marcie was a doting aunt & grandma. She loved her family, and would share countless stories about each to anyone who would listen. I will miss her humor, and her love of Elvis. Say "hi" to Grand-dad for me.
Sent:  1/28/2011
From: Penny Lockhart   Middletown
Relationship:  friend of the family

What a lovely lady!! So sorry for the whole family Please know you are in my thoughts and I pray that you find comfort during this difficult time!
Sent:  1/28/2011
From: Michele French Jarrett   Bakersfield
Relationship:  friend

Ginny and family, I'm so sorry to hear about Martha Lou. She was such a sweet lady. I'll always fondly remember her as one of my Sunday school teachers.
Sent:  1/29/2011
From: Tony and Cheryl May   Mooreland
Relationship:  friends

Martha Lou was a wonderful lady. She will be greatly missed. May the Holy Spirit console and comfort all of you and grant you peace. We will rejoice with you that she is now with her Lord and Savior, hearing Him say, "well done, good and faithful servant."
Sent:  1/29/2011
From: Don and Donann Kissick   New Castle
Relationship:  Church

We want to offer our sincere sympathy for your loss. Martha Lou and her whole family have been an integral part of our church for as long as I can remember. We will keep you in our prayers.
Sent:  1/30/2011
From: Cindy Conwell Spade   Springport
Relationship:  friend

My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Our loss is heaven's gain. My prayers are with you.
Sent:  1/31/2011
From: Duane and Carolyn Peka   Rockwell
Relationship:  Friend

Mark, Shari and families, We are thinking of you now at this very difficult time. Your Mother was a hard working woman who suffered her own loss when your Father died. Yet, she continued on to raise her children to be wonderful adults. You will always have her memory with you. I'm so sorry that she died. With our love, Carolyn and Duane
Sent:  2/1/2011
From: Shawn Thurston   New Castle
Relationship:  friend of the family

We are thinking and praying for your family. The Thurston’s Steve, Shawn, Emily and Jared
Sent:  2/1/2011
From: Beverly(Rutledge)Garner   Warsaw
Relationship:  Friend and classmate

Martha Lou and I were in the 1955 graduating class, although we hadn't seen each other for years I considered her a dear friend, I remember her as a sweet, loving person. May the Lord bless and keep you with His peace and comfort.
Sent:  2/1/2011
From: Rob Kenny and Kyle Kenny   Middletown
Relationship:  Family Friend

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time..May God bless your wonderful family..
Sent:  2/1/2011
From: Jim, Amanda and Katie Peka   Stoneville
Relationship:  family friend

Mark, Shari and families, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. I have so many great memories growing up with Mark and how Martha Lou treated me just like family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. With Love, Jim, Amanda and Katie Peka
Sent:  2/2/2011
From: Eula Kay (Thompson) Wilson   Knightstown
Relationship:  High School Classmate and Dear Friend

Martha Lou and I were classmates for the last six years of school graduating together in 1955. We shared many good times together and I have some wonderful and vivid memories of those times. I extend to all of her family my deepest condolences, may God give you comfort, and may you be blessed by the memories that you cherish.
Sent:  2/3/2011

Sent:  2/4/2011

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