M. Florence (Hastings) Lierly

Died: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017

Funeral Service

Tue., Nov. 14, 2017
Location: Niebur Funeral Home


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 14, 2017
Location: Pittsfield Location

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Florence Lierly, 94 of Barry, formerly of Pittsfield, IL, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Barry Community Care Center in Barry.   Florence was born at Beverly, IL on October 4, 1923 to Samuel and Nora Bell Easley Hastings.   She married Delbert 'Red' Lierly Sr. in 1940, and he preceded her in death in 1979.

Florence had been retired from Illini Hospital after working many years there as a dietary aide.  She was a quiet woman who enjoyed quilting and embroidery, loved to cook, and especially loved her very large family.

Survivors include a son Delbert E. Lierly Jr. (Kathy) of Jacksonville, IL and five daughters;  Barbara S. Mitchell (Carrol) of Pittsfield;  Shirley K Farris of Pittsfield;  Connie J. Hackworth of Rushville;   Marsha L Belhajjam (Simo) of Beardstown and Lori A. Bergman (Rick Turner) of Pittsfield.  Also surviving are 20 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.  Florence was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Delbert, and a son Michael E. Lierly. 5 brothers preceded;  Clarence, Ray, Russell, Jake and Howard Hastings, and 7 sisters;  Daisy Vanzandt;  Faye Hastings;  Fern Palaski;  Viola Robbins;  Violet Howell;  Lena May Hastings and Leta Hastings.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, IL with Pastor Clint Wier officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the funeral home.  Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery near Liberty IL.  Memorials are suggested to Unity Hospice or the Fairview Cemetery.  On-line condolences may be left at nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is in charge of arrangements.

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   Posted Mon November 13, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss. I too have felt the pain of losing some of those I love in death. I hope you are being surrounded by loving family and friends and taking care of yourself during this difficult time. The God of all comfort provides hope for those who have passed away and comfort for those who have survived. We are promised that our loved ones will return to us one day very soon. As Jesus resurrected his friend, Lazarus, and many others, you will see your loved one again. (John 5:28, 29) How the True God longs to do that! (Job 14:14, 15). Until then, may you continue to keep his memory warm in your hearts until you see him happy and healthy again one day very soon. Prayers and thoughts are with you . . .

I hope you find the time to be comforted by the additional information that can be found at JW.org.

Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Thu November 16, 2017
Barb, please know you are in my thoughts at this time of your Mom passing.
Florence was a very good, and pleasant employee at Illini.
She had many talents and I am thinking you have acquired her love of quilting.
My hope is you will have many warm and comforting memories to carry with you.

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