Erma Dunmire Keith, 89, of Erie, went to be with the Lord Jesus on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.
She was born in Punxsutawney, the daughter of Harry and Cecil Dunmire of Punxsutawney.
Erma was preceded in death by her husband, William Pierce, and infant daughter Joy.
She is survived by 10 children, Sandy Mennetti (Rich), Barbara Pierce, Harry Pierce, William Pierce, Ronald Pierce, Carolyn Lauderbaugh (Randy), Vickie Setree (Dave), Cindy Ellinger, Robert Pierce and Debbie Tincher.
She had 21 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Erma was active in the church most of her life. She attended the Triumphant Life Church. She loved music and taught herself how to play the piano. She loved to worship.
Erma decided to return to school and received her GED at the age of 81.
Friends may call at the Burton Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 602 West 10th St., Erie, today, Monday, Dec. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, from 10 a.m. until the time of service there at 11 a.m., with Pastor Greg Buzzanco officiating.
Burial will be in the Pine Cemetery Association in Punxsutawney, on Thursday Jan. 2, 2014.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2115 W 38th St., Erie, PA 16508.
Send condolences at www.Burtonfuneralhome.com.