|Birth: ||Feb. 10, 1876|
|Death: ||Jan. 13, 1968|
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, January 16 at the Methodist Church for
Mrs. Mary V. Pierce, 92, with Rev. Douglas Jones officiating. Miss Nancy Osborn was soloist, accompanied by Mrs. Aage Petersen.
Pallbearers were Burdette Lintt, George Flesner, Ray Flesner, Kenneth Beed, Everett Flesner and Alvin Flesner. Burial was in the Union Cemetery at Battle Creek with Steffen Mortuary in charge.
Mrs. Pierce was born in Grayson County, VA on February 10, 1876 and died in the Tilden Hospital Saturday evening, January 13, 1968 where she was a patient several days suffering with pneumonia. She was the former Mary Virginia Martin, daughter of Joshua and Elizabeth Hale Martin.
On December 19, 1894, she married George Willis Pierce at Rural Retreat, VA. In 1902 they came to the Battle Creek vicinity where they farmed for several years, later moving to Battle Creek. To this union 8 children were born.
Survivors are Mrs. Nellie Lou VanEvery of Battle Creek, Mrs. Polly Lee Flesner, Norfolk; Mrs. Bessie Ellen Beed and Mrs. Maude Beed, both of Tilden; William Thomas Pierce of Bartlett, and George Ray Pierce, Battle Creek; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and 13 great-greatgrandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Thursey Bridges of Battle Creek.
She was preceded in death by her husband who died January 22, 1923, 2 sons, Louis Filmore who died December 28, 1917 and Fred who died February 14, 1966.
SOURCE: Norfolk Daily News, Norfolk, NE. (16 January 1968).
Joshua Martin (1850 - 1931)
M Elizabeth Hale Martin (1846 - 1949)
George Willis Pierce (1872 - 1923)*
Louis Fillmore Pierce (1898 - 1917)*
Tollie L Pierce Flesner (1901 - 1990)*
Bessie Ellen Pierce Beed (1904 - 1987)*
Fred James Pierce (1905 - 1966)*
Maude Marie Pierce Beed (1908 - 1970)*
George Ray Pierce (1914 - 1973)*
Wiley Winton Martin (1874 - 1919)*
Mary Virginia Martin Pierce (1876 - 1968)
Thursey Carlin Martin Bridges (1883 - 1970)*
Plot: Block: 6; Lot: 33
Maintained by: Sue Hale Sheppard
Originally Created by: Jack Williams
Record added: Jul 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28377207
a cousin living in Rural Retreat, VA where Jennie was married|
Sue Hale Sheppard
Added: Jul. 23, 2013