Virgiline D. Pierson Obituary

HOLTON: Virgiline D. Pierson, 70, of Holton, died Sunday, August 17, 2008 at the Holton Community Hospital.

She was born March 28, 1938 at San Bernardino, California, the daughter of Virgil Clay and Thelma Darling Cooper and graduated from San Bernardino High School.

Virgiline was a member of the Lakeview Faith Chapel in Holton and a former member of the Clinton Parkway Assembly of God Church in Lawrence.  She was also a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

She was an in-home day care provider for many years.

Virgilene married Francis D. Pierson on November 24, 1967 at Las Vegas, Nevada.  He survives the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Michael Edward Shupe and wife Becky, Wichita, and Shawn Winfred Shupe, in California; one daughter, Victoria Renee Beguelin and husband Scott, Uvalde, Texas; two brothers, Louis Cooper and Virgil Clay Cooper, both of Hesperia, Calif.; one sister, Mary Simmers, Hesperia, Calif.; six grandchildren, James, David & Timothy Shupe, Crystal & Calvin Smith, & Brittany Mayhugh, two step-grandchildren, Danielle & Elise Beguelin, and two great grandchildren, Skylar & Mekina Shupe.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 23rd at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton.  Cremation will follow the service.  Virgiline will lie in state Friday at the funeral home where family and friends will meet from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association and may be sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 1034, Holton, KS, 66436.  On-line condolences may be made at

 (Courtesy of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home-Holton)