Mary Kathryn Pierson

April 25, 1928November 5, 2017

Mary Kathryn Pierson, 89, of Allendale, IL passed away November 5, 2017 at the United Methodist Village North Campus in Lawrenceville, IL.

Kathryn was born April 25, 1928 in Lawrence County, IL, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Violet (Saltsgaver) Grounds. She married James O. Pierson on May 22, 1951, and he preceded her in death on January 1, 2004.

Kathryn is survived by three children: Anthony and Phyllis (Slingsby) Pierson of Valparaiso, IN; Deborah (Pierson) and Mike Marcotte of Suplhur, LA; and Greg and Kim (Reiber) Pierson of Allendale, IL. Other survivors include ten grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and two brothers: Jack (Jill) Grounds and Donald Grounds.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and four brothers: William Grounds, Joseph Grounds Jr., Bobby Grounds, and Jerry Grounds.

Mrs. Pierson was a homemaker, and enjoyed quilting, sewing, and crocheting. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Allendale, IL.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 4PM to 6PM at Ingram Funeral Home in Allendale, IL. Funeral service will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 10AM at Ingram Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Allendale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial be made to: Kids Alive International 2507 Cumberland Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383

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Ingram Funeral Home of Allendale is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 9, 2017
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 10, 2017

Mary Kathryn Pierson

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November 10, 2017

Our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Mary. We hope the memories of a life well lived supersede the memories of death. From the Brothers and Sisters of the PBPA, Alton Unit 14.

Betty Burns

November 8, 2017

Greg & family
My sincerest sympathy on the passing of your mother. Cherish the memories and know that God is with you at this difficult time and always