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Information Jessie Olive Tuning Piersall
26 May 1899 - 15 April 1997
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
17 April 1997
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo



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Jessie 'Ollie' Piersall

     Jessie Olive "Ollie" Piersall, 97. of Caldwell, died Tuesday, April 15, 1997, at a Caldwell care center.  Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Greenleaf Cemetery.  Pastor Steve Fine of the Greenleaf Friends Church will officiate.  Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Ollie was born May 26, 1899, at Allen Nebraska, to John and Martha Pressnall Tuning.  She was the third child of ten.  On Nov. 30, 1920, she married Amos Dale "Uncle Bob" Piersall at Ainsworth, Nebraska. In 1922 they sold the farm and moved with her parents to Idaho and settled in the Greenleaf area.  After her husband, Bob passed away in 1959, her brother, Jess moved in with her and they farmed and milked cows until they retired in 1979.
    Ollie had no children of her own, but she was like a mother to her many nieces and nephews.
    Survivors include one sister, Bethel Cronrath of Nampa; one brother, Theo Tuning of Boise; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 2 sisters.
    Memorials may be made to the Greenleaf Friends Academy, 20565 N. Academy Road. Greenleaf ID 83626.

 

 

 

 

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