Mary Catherine (Smith) Pierce, 93 of Odessa, Missouri passed away on Wednesday February, 28, 2018 at the St. Mary’s Village in Blue Springs, MO.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St., Odessa, MO, 64076. A graveside service will be held Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 11:15 a.m. at the Odessa Cemetery in Odessa, MO. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads Hospice. Condolences for the family and memories of Mary may be shared at www.ralphojones.com
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Mary was born on August 1, 1924 in Kansas City, MO to Francis “Frank” Marion Smith and Georgia Marie (Shivers) Smith. In 1941 she graduated high school in Kansas City, MO. On February 28, 1942 she married Allen Edward Pierce in Kansas City, MO. He preceded her in death on May 1, 1992. Mary worked at various places through her life, she started as a Rosie Riveter during World War II, then she worked for Western Electric, Mary was a bookkeeper for Lake Lafayette and she retired from Feldman’s in Odessa, MO. Mary was a member of The Worship Center in Harrisonville, MO and the Odessa Saddle Club. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Mary enjoyed gardening and traveling.
Survivors include four children Judy L. Anderson and husband Sam of Sibley, MO, Dale Pierce and wife Linda of Warsaw, MO, Donna J. Muller of Adrian, MO and David Pierce and wife Janice of Warsaw, MO; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by a brother, Francis Marion Smith, Jr.