Dorothy Pierson, age 75, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 2:31 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on May 5, 1939 in Middlesboro, KY, to the late William M. & Rhoda (Shackelford) Helton.
She is survived by her sons, Charles W. Pierson of Dayton and Paul E. Pierson of Celina; daughter and son in law, Marcia & Terry Miller of Greenville; grandchildren, Jennifer Schlechty, Stephanie Preston and Cody Miller; great grandchildren, Carl, Caleb and Caden Schlechty; brothers and sisters in law, George & Viola Helton of Middlesboro, KY and Charley & Betty Helton of Middlesboro, KY; sisters, Rose McGraw of Arizona and Kathy Helton of Tennessee; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Pierson whom she married on February 2, 1957; great grandson, James Schlechty (Carl’s twin); brothers Walter, Floyd & Edward Helton; sisters, Verda Wallace and Della Cheek.
Dorothy worked at Sheller Globe in Union City for 23 years and also cooked for a nursing home for 3 ½ years. She was a member of the Smokey Mountain Antique Engine and Tractor Association.
There will be a service held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Ron Isom officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Saturday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to the American Lund Association.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com