Lelia Ruth Pierce Klinger, formerly of Smithfield, NC, passed away November 9, 2013 at her home in Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Helen Vinson Parker Pierce and Charles I. Pierce. She was proceeded in death by her sisters Elizabeth and Adelaide and her brother Charles. She is survived by her three children Thomas R. Klinger, Lee Pierce Klinger, and Jane Herndon. Also surviving her are six grandchildren whom she dearly loved.