Sarah Katherine Pearce

August 19, 1926 - October 28, 2003 

Sarah Katherine Pearce

August 19, 1926 - October 28, 2003 

Obituary for Sarah Katherine Pearce

Age 77, passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2003.  She was born on August 19, 1926 in Lansing, MI the daughter of Ralph and Ida (Hickey) Reynolds.  Sarah moved to Ionia early in her life and spent the majority of her life here.  She married William Pearce in Ionia on January 22, 1944 and together shared 56 year of marriage until Mr. Pearce's passing in 2000.  She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Ionia and the Tuxis Class.  She was also preceded in death by her son, William R. Pearce in 1985; brother Ken Reynolds; sister Dolores Taylor.  Surviving are her children, Susan (Raymond) Long of Flint, Larry (Cathy) Pearce of Ionia, and Kathee Marlatt of Portland; 6 grandchildren, David (Brandi) Blatt, Andy, Mark, and Brett Marlatt, Andre Gomez, and David Long; 2 great grandchildren, Austin, and Joshua Blatt; sister, Pat (Sam) Schwab of North Ft. Myers, Florida; brother, Jim (Sandy) Reynolds of Saranac, MI; sister-in-law, Anita Reynolds of Ionia; nieces and nephews.  The Funeral Service will be conducted by the Rev. James Bennett, Pastor at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 30, 2003 at the First Baptist Church of Ionia with Interment following at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Ionia.  The family will receive friends at the Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Cook Chapel, 220 Rich Street, Ionia from 204 and 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.  For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in memory of Sarah K. Pearce. 

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