Betty Ilene Pierson, age 72, of Hamilton, MO, passed away on Oct. 27, 2018, at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. Betty lived in Hamilton since 1991, and moved to Hamilton from Excelsior Springs.
Betty was born on Oct. 14, 1946, in Orrick, to Albert and Greta (Swigart) Pierson. She graduated from the Liberty high school. She was employed in childcare and found her greatest joy in spending time with kids and grandkids. While living in Excelsior Springs, she attended the Chandler Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Evelyn Peebles, Frances Sams, and Wanda Meier; and a brother, Cliff Pierson.
Survivors include a son, Steven Pierson of Hamilton; five brothers, Robert Pierson of Hamilton, Larry (Lorene) Pierson of Lathrop, Albert (Irene) Pierson, Jr. of Turney, Roger Dean (Mary) Pierson of Lawson, and Carrol (Judy) Pierson of Hamilton; grandchildren, Tate, Tanner, Taylor and Ty Bowen, and Faith Pierson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cremation has been entrusted to Bram Funeral Home in Hamilton. The family will have a gathering at a later date and time. Inurnment will be at Prairie Ridge Cemetery, west of Polo. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.