Charlene Lou Pierce

July 13, 1932 ‒ October 13, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

Charlene Lou Pierce, age 87, of Delaware and formerly Prospect passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Ohio Living, Sarah Moore Home in Delaware.

Charlene was born on July 13, 1932 in Athens, Ohio to the late Logil Ray and Mae Leone (Pedicord) Stump and grew up in Glouster, Ohio.  Here she graduated from Glouster High School in 1950.

A young Veteran, John Harley Pierce, Jr., caught Charlene’s eye and the two were wed on July 16, 1950.  Charlene and John moved to Marion when John found work as a Union Sprinkler Fitter.  John passed away November 15, 2008.

In younger years, Charlene was a top saleswoman for Princess House Crystal and helped her family on their small farm near Prospect.  Charlene also enjoyed belonging to several bowling leagues and was a proud member of the Marion Bowling Hall of Fame.

Being a woman of faith, Charlene was a life-long Methodist and previously attended Oakland United Methodist Church.

Charlene will be missed by her daughters, Diana Powell of Arkansas, and Kim (Mike) Miller of Marion; grandchildren, Bryan Russell, Rylee (Danielle) Miller, Lauren Miller, Drew (Lauren Harrell) Miller, Irvin Powell, Diana Powell, and Xylona Powell; and great-grandchildren Braelyn, Kinslee and Della Miller.

Charlene was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister, Betty (Harold) Williams.

A public graveside service will be held at 11 am in The Historic Marion Cemetery on Friday, November 1, 2019 with Rev. Daniel Kiger officiating.

Memorial donations may be made in Charlene’s honor to Ohio Living, Sarah Moore.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel is honored to serve Charlene’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • So sorry for your loss! Charlene was a wonderful woman and friend
    The Schultz family sends our prayers to all
    We know she will be missed. She and mom were bowling buddies and good friends!

  • Charlene will be missed, I had the opportunity to know her through the bowling association. A very classy lady and a good friend. Prayers for her family.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Charlene’s passing. She was truly a special lady. I had the pleasure of knowing her through bowling. She will be missed. My prayers for the family and friends.

    Kathy Griffith

  • Sending thoughts to Charlene’s family, especially Diana and Kim at this difficult time. Charlene was best friend to my Aunt Wanda (she and Charlene graduated together here in Glouster), and remained lifelong friends. They are together now happily. Charlene and I communicated each Christmas, and shared Wanda, Charlene, and my love of cardinals, making sure our cards had pictures of them. I will remember her always, especially her beautiful smile.