Margaret Lee (Bates) Pierson

January 20, 1947 ~ June 18, 2022 (age 75)



  Margaret Lee Pierson, 74, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022, in Ellsworth. She was born October 20, 1947, in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to Richard and Ruth (Geschke) Bates. Margaret married Larry Houk on March 9, 1963. After Larry’s passing June 12, she later married Jerry Pierson on August 24, 1972. Margaret was a longtime employee of the United States Postal Service where she had many positions including mail carrier for many years. She loved to fish, play bingo, and spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

  Margaret is survived by her son Larry Houk, Jr. (Dani) of Ellsworth; daughters, Shamarie Farthing (Chris) of Ellsworth and Christy Pierson of Salina; grandchildren, Katie Ranker (Joe) of Ellsworth, Kourtney Strobel (Chas) of Plymouth, MN, Kitsy Krehbiel (Colter) of Marquette, Kylie Pierson of Wichita Falls, TX, Kori Pierson of Salina, and Sam Farthing (Kaitlyn) of Hays; and great grandchildren, Henri, John, Abel, Kadence, Beckham, Lane, Kelli, Korbin, Kreighton, and Aria. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary Ann Bates; husbands, Larry Houk and Jerry Pierson; and companion Bud Tiemeyer.

  Cremation has taken place and no public services are planned at this time.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, c/o, Parsons Funeral Home, PO Box 45, Ellsworth, KS 67439. 

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