Marietta Jean Pierce

Marietta Jean Pierce, 83, of Beverly, Ohio, died Monday (Oct. 7, 2013) at Muskingum Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation in Beverly. She was born Nov. 27, 1929, in Hillsboro, Ohio, daughter of James and Ida Smith Wilson.

She was a Realtor for many years in the Beverly and Marietta area and had worked for Norm Swartz Realty and DJ Realty. She graduated from Hillsboro High School and Office Training School. She was a Baptist by faith and sang in the choir and taught Sunday school for many years.

She was married June 3, 1949, to Robert G. Pierce, her husband of 64 years. She is survived by her husband and two children, Virginia Ewry and husband, William of Kettering, Ohio and Dave Pierce and wife Brenda of Marietta; five grandchildren, Brad, Chris and Eric Pierce, Katie Murdock and Stephanie Barr; a great-grandson, Alex Murdock; a sister, Ruth Ann DelRosa of Cleveland, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Robert G. Pierce Jr. and a brother, James Wilson.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly with Pastor Wendy Erb officiating. Burial will be in the Beverly Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday. Online condolences may be made by visiting