Regina Pierson, 80, of Rush, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family, on Friday, January 31, 2014. Her husband of 59 years, Charles Pierson, survives.
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She was born on September 19, 1933 in Lawton, to the late Floyd L. and Ethel C. (Younker) Ace.
Also surviving are her four children and their spouses, Colleen and Karl Gesford, Dimock, Maureen Pierson and Karla Amburgey, Moorestown, N.J., Kevin and Melanie Pierson, Rush, Shelley and Donald Hohn, Brackney; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Jeremy and Jessica Pierson, Moscow, Hilary and Glenn Brewer, Belmont, N.C., John Pierson and fiancée Katherine Lucenti, Rush, Joshua and Brenna Gesford, York, Kristin Hohn, Liverpool, N.Y., Matthew Hohn, Brackney, Kody Amburgey, Moorestown, N.J.; four great grandchildren, Jillian Gesford, Jacob and Isabelle Pierson, Calvin Brewer; sister, Lucy Keeney; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Janet Ace, Esther Brink, Phyllis and James Flick, and Robert Montross; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a sister, Elsie McMicken; and brother, Alan Ace.
Regina worked as a bookkeeper until her marriage to Charlie in June of 1954, then she devoted her life to raising her children, helping to manage the family farm, and service through the church.
She was a member of the East Rush United Methodist Church, and United Methodist Women. She held multiple offices and could always be seen quietly working to support every church function.
She enjoyed reading, baking, crossword puzzles, and especially spending time with her family. Her grandchildren adored her; and she was their biggest fan, faithfully attending their baseball, basketball, and soccer games, concerts, and other events. She joyfully welcomed her little great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2014, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, with Rev. Richard Spering of the Kingsley United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the East Rush Cemetery. Friends called on the family on Sunday evening at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Regina's memory can be made to the East Rush United Methodist Church, c/o George Gorski, 65 Phillips Rd. Meshoppen, PA 18630.
Published in Susquehanna County Independent from Feb. 5 to Feb. 12, 2014