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Friday, April 27, 2012


MORRISTOWN, TN - Jane Chapel Bierce passed from this life April 22, 2012. Born November 28, 1940 in Oil City, Pennsylvania to Mildred Bunnell and Geo. Homer Chapel, both deceased.

Jane was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and committed wife. She is survived by her dear husband Kenneth R. Bierce; sister Dorothy J. Chapel Zimmerman; brother-in-law Paul Zimmerman, all of Jefferson City, TN. She is also survived by her three children, Lynnora J. Bierce and son-in-law Steven G. Livingston of Asheville; NC; Stephen R. Bierce of Jefferson City, TN; and Dana W. Bierce of Asheville, NC; and grandchildren Geneva G. Bierce-Wilson and Egan J. Bierce-Wilson of Asheville, NC. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Jane Bierce was a romance writer and belonged to Romance Writers of America chapters in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee, at some times serving in official capacities. She was among the first writers of that organization to pursue electronic publishing of novel-format fiction, and went on to co-found EPIC, one of the main electronic publishing creator and industry support groups today. She was also an avid quilter, graphical artist and gardener. Jane was a graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and sometimes worked as a public school substitute teacher. She also coached girl’s baton twirling teams. She was a devoted member of Wesley’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Dumplin Valley.

A celebration of her life memorial service will be held at the church on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 11am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the church for a flower garden in her honor. Jane’s Garden Fund--Wesley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, ℅ Pastor Sherry Seay, 842 Curry Road, Dandridge, TN 37725.


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