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Joanna P. Bierce

January 8, 1932 - April 15, 2022

Joanna P. Bierce, 90, of Moundsville, WV passed away on April 15, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born on January 8, 1932 to William and Marsilete (Elliott) Keener in Fairmont, WV.

Joanna worked as a registered nurse for Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was a 40 year member of the St. Francis Xavier Pierogi Group, a former 4-H leader. She spent her time volunteering at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and raising her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers: William E. & Richard Keener and her sister Linda G. Cowger.

Joanna is survived by her husband, John A. Bierce, of 67 years, three sons: Randy Bierce of Moundsville, WV, John A. “Jay” (Linda) Bierce II, two daughters: Kimberly Walsh of Moundsville, WV, Melanee (Barry Strait) Bierce of Moundsville, WV; sister, Jacqueline Richards of Fairmont, WV; grandchildren: Carrie Ann Beckett of Little Washington, PA, Darcy Lynn (Chris) Clark of Little Washington, PA, January (Corey) Adkins of Glen Dale, WV, Timothy Bierce of Richeyville, PA, Matthew (Megan) Bierce of Buchannon, WV, Alex Bierce of Moundsville, WV, Nicole Walsh of Morgantown, WV, Tony Walsh of Morgantown, WV, Jerrad Bierce of Morgantown, WV, Jesse Bierce of Moundsville, WV, Lydia Bierce of Moundsville, WV, Adam (Allie) Estel of Moundsville, WV, Adriane (Darrell) Conner of Moundsville, WV, 9 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home – Lutes & Kirby – Vance Chapel 118 Grant Avenue Moundsville, WV 26041.

A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church – Moundsville, WV at 10:00 am with Reverend That Son Ngoc Nguyen as celebrant.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Renovation Fund at

Altmeyer Funeral Home – Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Bierce family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel

118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Time: 10:00 am


St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

Moundsville, WV

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