Cora Mae Pierce

April 4, 1923 - August 24, 2015
Traverse City, MI



Friday, August 28, 2015
3:00 PM EDT
Inland Baptist Church
19915 Honor Hwy
Interlochen, MI 49643
(231) 275-6323

The family will greet friends one hour prior.

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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

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In honor of Cora Mae, please share any contribution funds you may have sent on your grandchildren or someone special.


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
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Flower Station
341 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-1742
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Life Story / Obituary


Cora Mae Pierce, 92 of Traverse City, was born, April 4, 1923 in Beulah, and passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 at Tendercare of Traverse City.

She worked at Park Place Hotel, waitressed at Brady’s and then became a full time housewife, watching over her children and grandchildren.

She was the daughter of Alec and Dorothy (Moser) Mallion. On Dec. 21, 1941 she married Ralph W. Pierce. Together they raised two children; daughter, Barbara (Pat) Comrie and son, Ralph (Linda) Pierce, who survive her.

Also surviving are five grandchildren, Larry (Chris) Roush, R.W. (Trisha) Pierce, Sean (Kelly) Comrie, Karrie (Jason) Edmonds and Lindsey Pierce; 11 great-grandchildren, Robert, Ryan, Brandon, Darrian, Cayden, Brandon, Bailey, Wyatt, Leland, Max and Gavin; brother and sister, William (Dee) Mallion and Dorothy Jo (Ted) Dietz.

Cora was preceded in death by her parents, Alec and Dorothy; her husband, Ralph W. Pierce, who died on Nov. 13, 1992; brothers, Lou, Bob, Barton, Rex and Delbert Mallion; and sisters, Peggie Chance and Nora Mae Dewar.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 at the Inland Baptist Church, Interlochen, with the Rev. John Gleason officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior.

Please share any contribution funds you may have made in honor of Cora Mae on your grandchildren or someone special.

Please visit to sign the guestbook and share a message with her family.

The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.