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Florence M. Pierce Greenfield

Published: Saturday, July 5, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

ROCHELLE – Florence M. Pierce Greenfield, 94, of Rochelle, left this earth Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at OSF Saint Anthony Hospital in Rockford to join her husband of 47 years, James G. Pierce, for the rest of eternity.

She was born Oct. 3, 1919, to Edward and Effie (Smith) Daum. She lived in Steward until her high school graduation. She married James on Sept. 10, 1937, and lived on the family farm near Rochelle for several years. James preceded her in death on March 14, 1983. Upon marriage to Howard Greenfield, she lived in Dixon for a few years before returning to Rochelle to reside at San Gabriel Assisted Living Facility until her death. First and foremost, Florence was a dedicated farmer’s wife, mother and homemaker. After raising her children, she worked for and then retired from Caron International. 

She is survived by three daughters, Mary (James) Baker of Sarasota, Florida, and their children, John, Joeline, Jeffrey, and James, Carolyn Gunnon of Huntley and her children, Gregory, Julianne and Nicole, and Virginia Anderson of Manteno, and her children, Amy, Scott and Emily; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her dear friend of more than 60 years, Ruth Miller.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Maurice and Harold Daum; two sisters, Marie Bergquist and Dolores Hartman; brother-in-law, John Pierce; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Rainwater; sons-in-law, Larry Anderson and Mark Gunnon; and her husband, Howard Greenfield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. Sixth St., Rochelle. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Calvin Road, Rochelle, where she was the longest living member, with the Rev. Doug Forsberg, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Rochelle.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Rochelle.

Visit to send condolences. Condolences also may be sent to Carolyn Gunnon, 12645 Birdie Drive, Huntley, IL 60142.

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