Flossie "Madge" Madeline Pierce Battle Creek Flossie "Madge" Madeline Pierce, age 90, of Battle Creek, died Sunday April 21, 2013, at the Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, Lansing. Madge was born July 3, 1922 in Carney, Michigan to Charles E. and Flossie V. (Shore) LaCount. Madge was a 1939 graduate of Harris High School, in Harris MI, and attended Menominee County Normal College graduating in 1941. She married Oren A. Pierce on August 30, 1943 and came to Battle Creek in 1949. Madge taught elementary school for five years in Menominee and Delta Counties. She then owned and operated Pierce's Nursery and White Birch Center from 1956 until 1998-selling Christmas trees and other nursery stock nation wide. Madge was a member of the Battle Creek Seventh - Day Adventist Tabernacle and was a substitute elementary school teacher for the Battle Creek Academy from 1964 to 1973. She worked as a clerk in the Natures Pantry of the Tabernacle Book Store, and had worked in the Children's Division of Sabbath Schools. Her children, their cousins, and neighbors also remember fondly working with Madge in the nursery. Madge enjoyed knitting, sewing, oil painting, traveling, bird watching and gardening with her husband. Madge is survived by her daughter, Sally Anne Pierce and her husband James Miner of Lansing; sons, Richard O. and Joan Pierce of Banning, California, and Dr. Edward L. and Marie Pierce of Sydney, Montana; grandchildren, James, Christy, Timothy and Jennifer Potterton and Caitlin Miner; 6 great grandchildren; and a brother, Charles K. LaCount of Carney, Michigan. Madge was preceded in death by her husband Oren, in 1997. The family will receive friends from 2:00PM to 5:00PM Saturday at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, 223 N. Bedford Rd. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Monday at the Oak Hill Cemetery Chapel. Memorials may be given to the Battle Creek Academy Library Fund or the Leila Arboretum. Please visit Madge's webpage at www.bachmanhebble.com.
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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Apr. 25, 2013