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Obituary for Rebecca Pierson

Rebecca J. Pierson, 52, of DeSoto, Illinois, passed away at 11:12 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in Peoria, Illinois.

Rebecca was born on November 20, 1961, in Murphysboro, Illinois, to Fred Dunham and Sue (Dirden) Dunham.

Mrs. Pierson was a member of Crain Baptist Church and was baptized in 2010.

She liked to play games on the computer especially poker. She liked to cook and to work. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She liked gathering at Annie Mae's and having lunch with her friends.

She married Kevin Pierson on April 7, 2000, in Murphysboro, and he survives of DeSoto.

Other survivors include two daughters Sharla Canon of Murphysboro and Amanda Canon and her significant other Steven Clover of Hurst;

five grandchildren Angelica, Jerzi, Crystal, Zachary, and Elizabeth;

her mother Sue Dunham of Murphysboro;

her brother Fred Dunham and his son Joey;

her father in law and his wife George Pierson and Jody of Gorham;

and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Her body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014, at the Mt. Carbon Christian Church with Rev. Gary Darnell officiating. Friends may call from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to the family. For more information, please visit

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