Obituary: Reba “Ricki” Aaron Pierce



Reba “Ricki” Aaron Pierce, 86, of Carmel, and formerly of Rockford, Ill., died May 3, 2014. Reba was born May 3, 1928, in Aaron, Ky., to James A. Aaron Sr. and Etta McClysta (Rowe) Aaron. Reba was raised on the family farm, attended Clinton County Schools and wed Weldon Pierce. She and Weldon had two children before relocating the entire family to Rockford where they had an additional two children. Reba was an audiologist, was a member of the VFW women’s auxiliary in Rockford, and took immense pride in raising her four children. Survivors include her children, June (Sam), Charles (Jean), Steven (Jane) and Chris (Shelley); 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Reba was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Reba was buried next to her parents at Lands Chapel Cemetery in Aaron, Ky. Leppert Mortuary of Carmel was in charge of arrangements.


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