Betty Jo (Pierce) Brown, 57, of Tarrs, passed away peacefully at home with her loving mother and husband by her side on Saturday July 16, 2022 following her courageous battle with cancer. She was born on June 21, 1965 in Burgettstown, daughter of John R. and Gloria J. Pierce of Burgettstown. Betty was a 1984 graduate of Burgettstown Jr/Sr High School. Betty’s recent employment was as a Dietary Technician at McMurray Hills Manor. She married Stephen Brown on September 20, 2008 in Petoskey, Michigan.
Betty was very artistic in many ways and enjoyed crafting of all kinds, especially wreath-making. She enjoyed playing card games and bingo with family and friends. She loved to be in nature, as she enjoyed camping, watching the hummingbirds and admiring her beautiful flowers in her garden, and watching the goldfish in her pond in the backyard. She was a collector of crystal knickknacks and porcelain dolls. Betty was a caring and generous woman. She loved most of all to spend time with her loved ones and close friends who she held very dear to her heart. Betty was an honored member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion Post # 446 of Mount Pleasant.
Betty is survived by her husband Stephen Brown of Tarrs, son Morgan Brown of Connellsville, her faithful furry companion Moose, her parents John R. and Gloria J. Pierce of Burgettstown, brothers Frank Pierce of Burgettstown, Robert Pierce and wife Kimmie of Ridgeway, and Michael Pierce and fiancé Ashly Roman of Burgettstown, her sisters Laurie Mathews of Kiowa, CO, and Gertie Russell and husband Jack of Frankfort Springs. Mother-in-law Marcia G. Brown of Ionia, MI, sister-in-law Denise Morrow and fiancé Brad Curtis of Ionia, MI, and Karen Kavanagh and husband Dick of Hubbardston, MI. Along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Betty was predeceased by her brother Johnny R. Pierce, brother-in-law Donnie Mathews, paternal grandparents William and Emma Pierce, maternal grandparents Albert and Gertrude Ervin, and Father-in-law Wayne E. Brown.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday July 23, 2022, from 12pm-4pm at The American Legion of Burgettstown, 1526 S. Main St. Burgettstown, PA, 15021. The family would like to specially thank Lee & Martin Funeral Home of Burgettstown for providing services for many years for the Pierce family.