Mary Pierce – December 13, 2016


Mary Pierce, 61, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 in Union Hospital at Dover, Ohio after a period of declining health.

A daughter of the late Virgil Clifton and Francis Esther (Shackleford) Pierce, Mary was born December 13, 1955 at Portsmouth, Ohio.

Mary was a very kind hearted person, who loved to discuss politics. She was a strong and warm hearted mother and lived life to its fullest. Mary also had a great sense of humor and loved spending time with her cats, Joey and Tony.

She is survived by her daughter, Corinne (Ken) Linkous of Charlotte, North Carolina; three siblings, Michael Pierce, Kathy Nesland and Laura McLaughlin; her companion, Tom Conner as well as many cousins, nieces, and one nephew.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 10 to 11am in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A service celebrating Mary’s life will follow at 11am in the funeral home’s chapel. A graveside service will take place Friday, December 16, 2016 at 2pm in the Berea Chapel Cemetery at Otway, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society at

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Second Street NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

Geib Funeral Service
5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622

Geib Pet Crematory
5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622