Long-time Richton Park Village Clerk Mary Pierce died peacefully at home Wednesday. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)
Richton Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Referring to her as "the living history of Richton Park," Mayor Rick Reinbold shared the news of the passing of Mary Pierce, Village Clerk for 20 years.
Mayor Reinbold said Ms. Pierce, an octogenarian, died "very peacefully" Wednesday evening in her home. "She was still involved, still vibrant, still contributing," playing bingo every Wednesday at the VFW, Reinbold told ENEWSPF Friday night.
Ms. Pierce moved to Richton Park in 1928. She enjoyed relating that when her family moved to town, the town’s population sign read "50."
Village officials released a statement regarding the loss of Ms. Pierce:
We offer our deepest sympathy for the loss of Ms. Mary Pierce. The Village was very proud to call Mary our friend and Village Clerk for the past 20 years. We have lost one of the kindest and gentlest people we have ever had the privilege to know. She was a dear ally and kind person to the Village of Richton Park. We will all miss her dearly.
Mary’s wish was that there be no service. As difficult as that may be, it is important to honor Mary’s wish. She asked her remains be donated to science and any donations in her memory be made to the American Cancer Society.
‘Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow;
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow’
Mayor Reinbold will honor Mary’s memory with a resolution at the Village Board meeting on Monday, February 13.