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Ellen Pierce

February 4, 1944 — November 22, 2022

Battle Creek

Ellen Irene Pierce, age 78, of Battle Creek, passed away on November 22, 2022 at Glenn Arbor Place.  She was born on February 4, 1944 in Battle Creek, the daughter of Robert and Melma (Harvey) Pratley.  She graduated in 1962 from Climax Scotts High School, Western Michigan University in 1966 and Postgraduate from 1970 to 1973.  She previously worked for the Kellogg Company from 1962 to 1966.  Ellen was employed as a high school teacher for 35 years teaching English, German and Speech.  She also was a Forensics Coach for 30 years,  Drama Director for 40 years,  Honor Society Sponsor for 10 years, Junior/Senior class sponsor, and was involved with the school newspaper.  Ellen was known as “The Card Lady” to her family and friends.  She would make and send beautiful cards weekly to brain cancer patients (Send Love Today), and to military soldiers to send back to their families while on leave.  Ellen was also a part time caregiver for her mother.  She also enjoyed making skirts and stuffed bears for the Christmas Child program.  She enjoyed going on Tuesdays for senior day to Firekeepers Casino.  She also enjoyed having a booth at the Climax Scotts crafts show, where she would display and sell her handmade cards.  Ellen was an avid reader and enjoyed playing games such as Solitaire on the computer,  and Scrabble with her sister.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and her special aunt, Mildred Granger.  Ellen was united in marriage on June 25, 1966, in Battle Creek to Donald Pierce, he survives.  Also surviving are her brother; Harry D. (Sharon) Pratley of Battle Creek, sister; Carol A. (Doug) Smith of Port Huron, MI., nieces and nephews; Alinda (Chuck) Arnett, Dr. Jody (Melissa) Smith, Dr. Stacey Smith, Georgianna Pratley, Hal Pratley,  Helena Smith, Olivia Smith, Cathy (Bob) Shepard, Rosemary Lovins, Mark (Cheryl) Pratley, Kerry (Jim) Fischer, Rick (Lori) Mason, and several other nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  on Friday, November 25, 2022 at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home & Cremation Services.  Funeral service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 26, 2022 at the funeral home, Rev. Paul Parker officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  A luncheon and time to share memories will follow the interment at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Climax Scotts High School Scholarship Fund.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.henryfuneralhome.org

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Visitation

Friday, November 25, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Richard A. Henry Funeral Home

703 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Richard A. Henry Funeral Home

703 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015

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Luncheon

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Starts at 2:45 pm (Eastern time)

Richard A. Henry Funeral Home

703 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015

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