Carol Pierceall died on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at the Primrose Healthcare Center where she was a resident. At the time of her death she was with family members. She was born Nov. 29, 1934, the daughter of the late J.R. and Ethel Chambers of Hume.
She attended Southwest Missouri State University and graduated from the St. John's School of Nursing, after which she worked as a registered nurse. Her nursing career lasted until 1969 when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Her career included positions as a registered nurse at the Missouri State Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Mo.; head nurse in charge of pediatrics at Freeman Hospital in Joplin; and school nurse in the Gladstone, Mo., public school district. She was a member of the local chapter of P.E.O. who supports the Cottey College for Girls in Nevada, the Springfield Crafts Art group, and the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of the King's Way Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Gene; son, Bill; and daughter, Kim Browning; and one grandson, all of Springfield. Also two sisters, Maxine Hobbs, of Greenvalley, Ariz., and Helen Pollard of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Leland, Lowell and Gene Chambers.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, Dec. 28, at 10 a.m., in the chapel of Thieme-Shadel-Hicks Funeral Service at Rivermonte, in Springfield. Followed by burial at Missouri Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of visitation, her life will be celebrated at the home after the burial. Relatives and friends are invited.
In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations to the St. John's School of Nursing Scholarship Fund, c/o St. John's Foundation, 1235 E. Cherokee Street, Springfield, MO 65804.