Inez Pierson

Inez Pierson

Inez Berneice Pierson of Owassa, OK, passed away on Jan. 11, 2019. She was 94.

She was born on Sept. 14, 1924 in Annapolis, the daughter of the late Acie and Lena Bell (Joines) Pennington.

On October 20, 1944, she was united in marriage to Norman Pierson who preceded her in death on May 21, 1999.  To this union two children were born, Rita Thornton of Owasso, OK, and Gary Pierson and wife, Susan Roth of Auburn, WA.

Inez is also survived by two grandchildren, Scott Thornton and wife, Kathy of Owasso, OK, and Tiffany Thornton of Durant, OK; two step-granddaughters, Greta Roth of Issaqua, WA, and Andria Roth of Seattle, WA; four great-grandchildren, Skylar Stinnett of Houston, TX, Natalie Thornton of Owasso, OK, Marshall Hatch of Durant, OK, and Peyton Roth-Miller of Issaqua, WA; two brothers, C. Berlin Pennington of Cape Girardeau and Aurlin Pennington of Vulcan; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Inez was also preceded in death by three sisters, Lillian “Maxine” Collier, Eunice Marie Pennington, and Carma Eileen Rothweiler. Her brother, Harold Pennington passed away on Jan. 14, 2019, just three days after his sister.

Inez was a 1942 graduate of Annapolis High School.  She worked as a finisher for Rexall Drug.  She was a proud, hard working woman. She was funny and loved by everyone who ever met her. She was beautiful inside and out. She will be missed every day forever by those left behind.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 at 1 p.m. from Bryson Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald Collier officiating. Visitation began at 11 a.m. Interment was in Mann Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Online condolences may be made to the family at