Pierson, Geraldine 1934-2019

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Geraldine Pierson, 85, of Maryville, died on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Nodaway Nursing Home, Maryville.

Born July 7, 1934, in Maryville, she was the daughter of the late John and Bethie (Harris) Kempf.

She married Alva O. Pierson, Oct. 25, 1953, in Maryville, who survives.

They have resided at Nodaway Nursing Home for the past year.

She was a graduate of Burlington Junction, Missouri, High School, Class of 1952, and was retired from food service, Northwest Missouri State University.

She was preceded in death by 11 siblings.

Surviving are: son, Gary Wayne Pierson, St. Joseph; daughters, Vickie (Jim) Colvin, Maryville, Barbara Ann Vinzant, Maryville, and Pamela Kay Pierson, Maryville; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at Nodaway Memorial Gardens, Maryville.

No formal visitation is scheduled.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.pricefuneralhomemaryville.com. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.