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Barbara Jean Froedge Pierce

SHELBYVILLE – Barbara Jean Froedge Pierce, 80, passed away on February 11, 2024, at Major Hospital. Born on October 6, 1943, in Metcalfe County, Kentucky, Barbara was the daughter of Henry and Annie Harper Froedge. She married L. Wayne Pierce on May 31, 1963, and he preceded her in death on May 28, 2023.

Barbara was a member of Freedom Missionary Baptist Church in Letts. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, watching Wheel of Fortune, and sewing and quilting. She especially loved her family.

Survivors include her children, Julie Pierce of Greensburg, Jamey (Kim) Pierce of Flat Rock, Janie (Robert) Kessler of Flat Rock, Jennifer (Ronnie) Smith of Greensburg, and Jeremy (Darla) Pierce of Flat Rock; grandchildren, Nathan, Rachel, Aleisha and Kristin, Amber and Andrew, April and Wes, Ashley, Alicia “A.J.” and Verley, Tyler, Drew, Jeremy “J.W.” and Kirsten, Jacob and Lexi, Brianna and Ricky, Joey and Miranda, and Disaree; 23 great-grandchildren; siblings, Stella Asbury of Columbus, Janice (Kenton) Gosser of Flat Rock, Ronnie (Teresa) Froedge of Columbus; and brother-in-law, Malcom Bragg of Flat Rock.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Lester; parents; daughter, Joy Pierce; grandson, Andrew Lazzell; and siblings, Kenneth Froedge, Bernice Thompson, Judy Bragg, and Betty Wicker.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 1 p.m. at Norman Funeral Home with burial in the Norristown Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences may be sent to the Pierce Family at

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