Joanna P. Bierce

January 8, 1932 - April 15, 2022

01/08/1932 - 04/15/2022

Past Services

Tuesday April 19, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Wednesday April 20, 2022
10:00 am
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Moundsville, WV

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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Fred Hicks
1 year ago

My Condolences to Jay, Kim, Melanie, and John.I did not find out about this until April 28th. I am sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful lady and I have fond memories of her and you. May God bless you all. An old friend, Fred Hicks.

Beth Mcclellan
1 year ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to you all just remember the happy memories

Judy Logsdon
1 year ago

Sorry to hear of your loss, you are all in my thoughts and prayers

Judi Ream and family
1 year ago

We are praying for your family.

Ralph Hoyt and Linda wolen
1 year ago

Sorry for your loss