Ernestine DeFalco was born in Blytheville, Arkansas, the daughter of Ed Mattox and Pearl Stokes Croney on March 27, 1938 and departed this life on August 12, 2019 at her home in Sparks, Nevada, at the age of 81 years.
She was united in marriage to Joseph DeFalco on February 14, 1981 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by her four children, Kenneth Pierce and wife, Wende, of Newhall, California, Linda Rutledge and husband, Randy, of Rochelle, Illinois, Tena Brown and husband, Charles, of Sparks, Nevada and Gary Pierce of Manila, Arkansas; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two sisters; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and countless friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph DeFalco; her parents, Ed and Pearl; one child, Shela Pierce; four sisters; and one brother.
Ernestine worked at General Motors in Auto Assembly, retiring after seventeen years of dedicated service. She loved to do needle point and quilting, making beautiful creations for her loved ones. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.
Ernestine will be remembered as a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister and a friend to all. She will truly be missed by all that knew her.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Jared Russell officiating.
Interment will be held at Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.