Dolores "Picki" Ann Pierce (Pickthorne)

Thursday, January 9th, 1930 - Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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Dolores (Picki) Pierce, 90, of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, formerly of Maryville, Missouri passed away at The Willows in Lexington, KY peacefully on Tuesday, April 7th, surrounded by her family.
She was born on January 9, 1930 in North Little Rock, AR the daughter of Edwin and Clara (Stainer) Pickthorne. Following graduation from high school she spent one year attending Phillips University, Enid, OK before transferring to the University of Missouri to major in Journalism. It was at the University of Missouri that she met her husband, John W. Pierce. They were married in Columbia, Missouri on September 21, 1952 and moved to Maryville.
While living in Maryville, she was active in many community organizations, generously serving with a caring and loving demeanor. She served as chairman for the March of Dimes, State officer with the Missouri PTA for nine years and editor of the Missouri Parent Teacher publication. Served two terms on the Nodaway County School Board of Education, Board member and Elder, First Christian Church; Chairman, Experiment in International Living Projects Committee (community foreign exchange program), and Chairman of the Region 1 Task Force, a nine-county volunteer force for the prevention of youth delinquency Lastly, she started a chapter of Prison Fellowship Ministry, a Christian nonprofit organization for prisoners, former prisoners, and their families at the Maryville Treatment Center. She always enjoyed starting new projects and letting others take over and giving them credit.
While in Kentucky, she was an active member at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Lawrenceburg, KY where she was elder, member of the outreach program, Christian women’s group and Christmas in July program, providing new school clothes for underprivileged children. She had an undeniable faith and witnessed that faith to the many lives she touched. She always had a glowing smile, loved her church and her family. Picki loved spending time in her yard raising both flower and vegetable gardens.
She was preceded in death by her husband John W. Pierce, and son James Edwin Pierce. Survivors include children, Scott (Deborah) Pierce Lexington, KY; Stuart (Sandi) Pierce, Lawrenceburg; KY John Pierce, Taipei, Taiwan and daughter: Barbara Pierce, Lexington, KY. Nine grandchildren; Stephanie Pierce, Shawnee, KS, Jennifer Pierce, Desoto, KS, Riley (Bailey) Pierce, Welington, Florida, Rhett Pierce, Desoto, KS, Brianna Pierce, Danville, KY, Cecilia (Travis) Votaw, Grayson, KY, Drew Pierce, Lawrenceburg, KY, Vivian Pierce and Audra Pierce, Lexington, KY three great-grandchildren and a sister Linda Fletcher, North Little Rock, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, Lawrenceburg, KY ( or Prison Fellowship (
A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Nodaway Memorial Gardens on Monday, April 13, 2020 under the care of Price Funeral Home in Maryville. A register book will be available to sign at the funeral home on Saturday, April 11th from 8am to 5pm. Online condolences can be made to the family at
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    Nodaway Memorial Gardens
    Maryville, MO 64468


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Mike Vaughn

Posted at 09:16pm
I had the pleasure to know Picki and John in Lexington. They were both a joy to be around and I will always fondly remember them and their kindness. Godspeed to the Pierce family, especially Scott, Stuart and Barb.

Brianna, Cecilia, & Drew

Posted at 11:34am
In memory of our loving Grandma, who could make anything grow.
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Brianna, Drew and Cecilia

Posted at 10:41am
Sent with loving memories of our Grandma Pierce. We will see you again in Heaven one day.
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Mary Butler-Torgrimson

Posted at 07:48pm
Barbara (and family,) I was sadden to hear about the passing of your mother. I remember her as a wonderful, bright, smiling and beautiful lady. She was always very kind to me. I know she will be missed very much by your family.
You are in my thought and prayers, love to all.
Mary Anne (Grabau) Butler-Torgrimson

Malissa Wood

Posted at 11:36am
I would like to express our sympathy on the loss of your mother and grandmother. My family holds your family and dear Picki close to our hearts and have so many fond memories of time spent with you all. Much love, Malissa Wood (and family )

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