Ruth Margaret Pierce

Ruth Margaret Pierce, 89, of Kingman went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at Kingman Regional Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 31, 1917, in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Jacob and Kizzie Rigg; she was one of nine children.

Ruth married Gerald Pierce 60 years ago on March 8, 1947.

Ruth had been a resident of Kingman for 27 years, coming here from Pomona, Calif. She was a homemaker and a china-painting teacher. She was a member of College Park Southern Baptist Church in Kingman.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Gerald Pierce of Kingman; her daughter, Beverly (Paul) Schwab of Kingman; two grandsons, Don Holmes of La Quinta, Calif., and Steve Holmes of Palm Desert, Calif.; a step-grandson, Jason Schwab of Kingman; one sister, Jean Wean of Ohio; and two brothers, Karl Rigg and Joseph Rigg, both of Ohio.

She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Josh Greenup, Brooke Greenup, Stephanie Holmes, Ryan Holmes and Dylan Holmes.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, at College Park Southern Baptist Church, 1990 Jagerson Ave.

The service will follow at 11 also at the church. Interment will be in La Grange County, Ind.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to College Park Southern Baptist Church Youth Group, 1990 Jagerson Ave., Kingman, AZ 86409.