Phyllis Elaine Pierce (1938-2018)

Phyllis Elaine Pierce, 79, passed away Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 in Parsons. She was born March 10, 1938 in Smith County to Lawrence and Laura (Wolf) Caspers.

Phyllis married L. Dean Pierce in Ellsworth on April 22, 1978. She was a longtime resident of Ellsworth where she was a homemaker and worked for Cashco, Inc. as a quality control clerk. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Immanuel Lutheran Church, both of Ellsworth.

Phyllis is survived by her daughter, Carol Hilbrink of Parsons; sons, Doug Hilbrink (Teresa) of Russell and Brad Hilbrink (Veronica) of Wichita; brothers, Gerald Caspers of Gaylord and Robert Caspers of Smith Center; sister, Karen Cook of Jewell; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean in 2007 and son, John in 2008.

Visitation is from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth.

The funeral service is at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ellsworth.

Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at Fairview Cemetery, Smith Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or the church’s Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML), in care of Parsons Funeral Home, Box 45, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439.

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