Rosalyn “Roz” Pierce

July 01, 1940 ‒ July 13, 2007

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Rosalyn “Roz” Pierce, 67, of State Route 97, Lexington, died Friday afternoon July 13, 2007 in Lexington Court Care Center following a long illness.

She was born July 1, 1940 in Louisville, Alabama to Robert and Ruth (Edwards) Price, and was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1957.

The following year she started to work at the Ohio Brass Company, a firm she served 20 years as an executive secretary. Into the 1980s she worked as an executive secretary with the Westinghouse Company.

Roz was a member of Berean Baptist Church, and the Stocks small group.

Her love of fishing came to fruition as she and her husband owned and operated The Outpost Bait and Tackle shop on the Clear Fork Reservoir for five years, prior to her retirement in 2000.

In her own eclectic contemporary style, Roz was always decorating the house ~ and loved to tend to the flowers outside: her petunias, marigolds, dusty miller and hostas, or maintain the yard.

Her signature smile often signaled that Buffy and Goldie, her rescue cats, were up to some kind of antics.

Roz had a strong will, and is described as a fighter against adversity. Her kind and caring spirit was characterized by her generosity, often to charities for women. She will be remembered for her closeness to her family, as “she had an ear” when someone needed a strong shoulder.

She is survived by her husband Charles H. “Chuck” Pierce, whom she married November 6, 1986; daughters and sons-in-law Dana & Dale Columbus of Lexington, and Brenda & Jim Russo of Westerville; grandchildren Lisa & Randel O’Beirne, Ryan Columbus and Tara Columbus all of Lexington; sisters-in-law Susan Price of Brooksville, Fl, and Georgia and her husband Donald Eugene Patton of Shenandoah; several nieces and nephews including Patricia Andersson in Oregon; her fishing buddy and first husband and his wife Wayne and Mary Swank of Lexington; and numerous cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Mary Janice Brown and a brother Robert Neville Price.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 17, 2007 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will follow at 2:30 PM. Pastor Jim Berry will officiate. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Oak Grove Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions to Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer research may be made at the funeral home.

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