Miriam Benson Pierson

May 19, 1938 - September 21, 2020
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It is with profound sadness that we must report the passing of Miriam Benson Pierson of Dover on September 21, 2020. Miriam, age 82, was called home by God on Monday after a brief illness.

An amazing, wonderful, loving person and mother, she will be greatly missed by her immediate family members—her husband John…

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It is with profound sadness that we must report the passing of Miriam Benson Pierson of Dover on September 21, 2020. Miriam, age 82, was called home by God on Monday after a brief illness.

An amazing, wonderful, loving person and mother, she will be greatly missed by her immediate family members—her husband John, daughters Barbara Pierson and Catherine (Pierson) Swingle, (husband Paul Miller of Dover), son James Pierson, granddaughters Crystal Miller and Jenaphyr (Wes) Zimmerman of Dennison, in-laws William and Becky Augsburger of Millersburg, great-grandchildren Corabell Morris, Jackie Morris, Maverick Moore, and Kaiden Zimmerman, and close family friends Carol Howell, Stacy Greenwalt, Jessica (Terry) Wilson, Christopher Wilson, and Linda and Howard Ladrach.

Miriam was born May 19, 1938 in Columbus, Ohio to John and Eliza (Hagerty) Benson. She was the oldest of four siblings, all of whom survive her: Jane Benson and Sally (companion Steven Clark) Benson of California, and Elizabeth (Robert) Scheuble of Maryland. In addition, she is survived by her many nieces and nephews and their children, as well as many kind hearted, wonderful friends.

Miriam, a life-long supporter of education, obtained a dual B.S. degree in Chemistry and English Education from The Ohio State University in 1961. In 2018, she completed her M.S. in English Education from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Miriam’s passion was helping children learn, and before her recent illness she was pursuing a second M.S. in Reading Education at Nova.

A dedicated, passionate environmentalist, accomplished artist, gardener, and nature-lover, Miriam planted her large backyard garden of wildflowers and fruit to support all types of endangered wildlife, including honeybees and Monarch Butterflies. She also enjoyed growing her own vegetables and herbs and had an extensive collection of her own delicious home-cooked recipes.

There are no words to express how great a loss her family and friends have experienced with her passing. Miriam was a very kindhearted, intelligent, incredible human being.

Funeral services will be held at Geib Funeral Home in Dover on Friday, September 25, 2020 with calling hours commencing at 10 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Interment at Dover Burial Park will follow.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, September 25, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Friday, September 25, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, September 25, 2020

Dover Burial Park

Address:

N Wooster Avenue, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Born: May 19, 1938
Died: September 21, 2020

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Mike Tristano posted on 9/26/20

Kathy and Jim sorry about your mom

 

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