Mary Turner Pierce ©Enid Daily Eagle 10-03-1953 Submitted by:Lois Burdick
Services for Lewis Pierce, Mrs. Mary Turner Pierce and Mr. and Mrs. Otis Pierce will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the First Methodist Church at Carmen with the Rev. Van Spurgeon in charge. Burial for Lewis Pierce and his parents will be in the Carmen Cemetery.
Another service for Mary Pierce conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Henninger-Allen Funera Home chapel with Dr. Ray Snodgrass officiating. Burial will be in the Enid Cemetery. Nephews will be pallbearers.
The Pierce's were killed in Kiowa, Kans. at 4;30 Thursday afternoon when the car in which they were riding was struck at the Kiowa main street crossing by a speeding Amarillo Texas and Santa Fe passenger express train.
Both Pierce families were well known in Enid. Mrs. Mary Pierce was an instructor at the Moore Beauty college here. She leaves a son by a former marriage, Robert J. Biggs of Bartleville; three sisters, Mrs. H. F. Fielder of Seiling; Mrs. Flossie B. Gumm , Cheyanne; and Mrs. Isabel Fullerlove of Enid; three brothers, M. E. Collins of Texas; R. D. Collins of Seiling; and J. E. Collins of Calif.
FUNERAL PENDS FOR VICTIMS OF AUTO WRECK
Car, Train mishap fatal for 5 persons of this section
Bodies of two of the five persons of the Cleo Springs community were killed in a train automobile accident at Kiowa, Kan. Thursday afternoon , were being returned to Enid today by Henninger-Allen Funeral Home.
The bodies of Mr. and Mrs Lewis Pierce, both about 46 will be brought to Enid.
The couple and their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Pierce, about 67 years of age, and Eldon Hood, 33, owner and driver of the car, were the accident victims.
TRAIN TRAVELING ABOUT 70 MPH
The car was struck by a Santa Fe passenger train speeding southwest at 70 miles per hour. The bodies and the car were strewed along the rail road tracks for 3/4 of a mile.
Hood was taking the Pierces to Belle Plain, Kan, where they planed to attend a funeral for a nephew of the elder Mrs. Pierce, who was killed in a traffic accident.
They planed to return to Wichita to visit Otis Pierce's sister who is hospitalized there because of an automobile accident.
Apparently Hood didn't see the approaching train as he drove onto the tracks. The car was flattened.
Both Pierce families were well known in Enid. Mrs. Pierce was a instructor at Moore Beauty College here. She leaves a son by a former marriage, Robert J. Biggs of Bartlesville, three sisters , and three brothers. Pierce has five brothers and sisters, but their names and addresses were not available.
Funeral services will be announced later.
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