Susan Pierce

March 11, 1923 - November 21, 2014

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Friday, December 5, 2014 at 3 PM in The Amelia Room at Kendal of Granville, 2158 Columbus Road, Granville, OH

Susan (McIlroy) Pierce, native of Irwin, OH (Elmwood Place) passed away Friday, November 21, 2014 in Kendal at Granville.

She was born March 11, 1923 in Columbus, the daughter of Glen G. McIlroy and Nelle (Johnson) McIlroy.

Susan was an alumnus of the 1941 class of Columbus School for Girls and attended Skidmore College. She was a past member of Church of our Savior, Mechanicsburg, also attended St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.Granville, OH. In previous years, Susan was a founding member of the Little Garden Club in Columbus, a volunteer at Franklin Park Conservatory, member of Better Garden Club in Urbana, Columbus Junior League, National Society of Colonial Dames of America, Twig II, ham operator for amateur radio, and was awarded Master Gardener Designation.

She is survived by her daughter, Priscilla Pierce of Baltimore, OH and her son, Stephen Pierce of Irwin, OH; granddaughters, Amanda Edwards of Baltimore, OH and Heather Guay (Kenneth) and great grandson Aiden of Fairhaven, MA.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Henry Pierce.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014 in The Amelia Room at Kendal of Granville, 2158 Columbus Rd, Granville, OH 43203. Inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family at Union Cemetery, Milford Center. Services are entrusted to SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Donations to the Licking County Humane Society, 825 Thornwood Dr. SW, Heath, OH 43056 in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Ann Casto Moran - Dec 4, 2014

Dear Polly and Stephen, I was so sorry to hear of your moms passing. I’m sorry to not be writing a personal note to you but I don’t have either of your addresses. Our families go WAY BACK and we have lost touch over the years. I remember the good old days “in the neighborhood” and all of the fun times our parents shared. Please know that I am thinking of you and hope that you are leading happy lives. Blessings, Ann
(Ann Casto Moran)

Barbara Goettler - Nov 27, 2014

My husband, Ralph Goettler died the same day as Susan.We used to come to their beautiful home for dinner parties many years ago. Henry and Ralph worked together on many projects, mainly for the Republicans and the Columbus Symphony. Henry was so proud of their property and Susan loved to show us all the treasures collected through the years by her parents. Unfortunately I lost contact with Susan after Henry died but Chuck and Joanie Stadler kept me up to date on her relocation at Kendal. My condolences on your loss. My best wishes to you. Barbara Goettler

James Keny - Nov 26, 2014

November 26, 2014
Dear Priscilla and Stephen,
I was saddened to hear of the recent passing of your mother, Susan. Your father was our first insurance representative for the gallery when we started thirty-five years ago. I have many happy memories of him and your mother at various gallery openings and at the Columbus Club. My Mom and Dad and they enjoyed each other’s company at the Club years ago. My brother, Tim, and I will be thinking of you at this difficult time.
Jim Keny

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