Jessie L. Pierce


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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:00 am

Jessie Lee (Beers) Pierce, 84, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013 in St. Joseph, health care center.

She was born November 17, 1929 in Trenton, Mo., daughter of Ortha and Raymond Alderson.

She retired from the State Hospital as a Nurses Aid. She enjoyed playing Bingo, and was a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary # 6760 and a Baptist.

Jessie was preceded in death by first husband, Harold Beers; second husband, Willard Pierce; her parents; a son, Ricky Foster; sister, Mae Marie Mang; and a brother, Frank Alderson.

Survivors include daughter, Connie Welter and husband Dennis; and son, LeeRoy Foster; a step-son, Roy Beers; step-daughter, Joy Hodges, all of St. Joseph; a sister, Leona Keuhn of Trenton; five grandchildren: Tracy Steltenpohl, Leslie Wilson, Dakota Summers, Shelly Cady, and Tracy Welter; and 11 great- grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Monday, December 16, 2013 at the Rupp Funeral Home, with Pastor Rob Diamond officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. on Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home.

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