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Nora Belle Pence

Nora Belle Pence, age 95, of Shelbina, MO, died Saturday, August 24, 2013, at Salt River Community Care in Shelbina, MO.

She was born November 25, 1917, in Shelbina, MO, the daughter of Elbert and Sue Ann Rash Bierly.  On February 20, 1939, she was united in marriage to John Pence.  He preceded her in death on August 17, 2003.

Nora Belle is survived by three children, Carl Pence and wife Dolly of Kirkwood, MO, Paula Rouner and husband Charles of Webb City, MO and Barbara Blaine and husband Reese of Shelbina, MO; twelve grandchildren; several great and great-great grandchildren; one sister, Jane Wagner of Festus, MO and one sister-in-law, Joan Bierly.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Tom Bierly and one sister, Pauline Freeman

Nora Belle was a 1936 graduate of Shelbina High School and attended Cosmetology School in Mexico, MO.  She was a member of the Shelbina Christian Church.  She was an avid Missouri Tigers Basketball fan and enjoyed reading, quilting, baking pies and gardening.  Her family was her greatest joy and she loved the time she spent with them.

Funeral services were11:30 am, Monday, August 26, 2013, at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina, MO. Pastor Jim Bilbro officiated the service. Burial was in the Shelbina Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Shelbina Christian Church.

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