Sharon Pierce, 68, of Mt. Judea

Sharon Pierce, 68, of Mt.Judea, died Saturday, October 10 (2020). An open visitation will be at Coffman’s Funeral Home in Harrison on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 12-7p.m. Sharon’s service on Saturday, Oct. 17 will be family only, but it will be live streamed at 10 a.m. through the funeral home's Facebook page.

Sharon Kay (Unruh) Pierce, age 68, of Mount Judea, Arkansas, embarked on her next adventure early Saturday morning, October 10, 2020, under the watchful care of her family. Sharon was born on September 6, 1952 as the second of six children to her loving parents Eldrid Clay “E.C.” and Norma “Dea” (Turpin) Unruh in Annapolis, Maryland.  After living all around the country and Spain, her family moved to Mount Judea when she was a sophomore in high school.  She fell in love with Newton County and was a proud resident the rest of her life.

Sharon was an educator by trade and by heart. She taught high school at Mount Judea School for 29 years and was always willing to sponsor any group or activity that needed her. She taught at Western Grove for 1 year before "retiring" and taking on many part-time jobs that she loved, including teaching GED and ESL classes.  Sharon volunteered for numerous organizations ranging from her beloved Mount Judea area and Newton County, across the state and even across the nation. She was an amazing person who answered the call to help others at a moment’s notice.

Sharon gave of her heart, might, mind and soul to ever person, cause, or event she came in contact with throughout her life and until her very last breath.  She embodied compassion and thoughtfulness. She served her community courageously and faithfully. She cared deeply for her family, friends and community and they care deeply for her.

Sharon was preceded in death by both of her parents, her brother David, her mother and father-in-law Arthur and Wanda Pierce and numerous other extended family members that she loved.

Sharon is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 47 years, Dwight Douglas Pierce; her two daughters and their families, Cindy and Jason Keenom and their children Keely, Kadie, Khloe, Kason, her great grandson, Xavier; and Jill and William Wilborn and their son Terell, all of Mount Judea; her honorary granddaughter Kylee Mai; her four surviving siblings and their families, Steve and Kathy Unruh, Debbie and Tim Cooper, Mark and Debbie Unruh, and Brian and Kim Unruh.

Sharon had many special friends whom she loved dearly, each and every one held a special place in her heart. She cherished her relationship with Dwight’s siblings and their families.

Due to the current pandemic, a private family only funeral service will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, October 17.  The service will be live-streamed on Coffman Funeral Home's Facebook page.

Visitation will be open from Noon to 7 PM on Thursday, October 15 at Coffman Funeral Home in Harrison. All attendees must provide and wear face masks and observe social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the McCutcheon Cemetery Fund, Mount Judea Area Alliance or Mount Judea Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.