Maxine J. Pierce, age 96, of Massillon formerly of North Canton, passed away on March 28, 2021 at the Amherst Meadows Nursing Home. She was born June 15, 1924 in Watertown, Ohio to Vernon and Hilma (Curry) Smith and graduated from Waterford High School. Following secretarial school, she worked for Ohio Bell and then stayed at home to raise her family and ultimately went to work with Stark Enterprises until age 83. Maxine was very social, loved to entertain at home, and bake. Maxine and her late husband Lee were Charter Members of Faith United Methodist Church in North Canton where she was active her entire life.
Maxine is preceded in death by her parents, husband Leland, and 4 brothers and 2 sisters. She is survived by her daughters Michelle Matthews of Massillon and Cynthia (Michael) Trauscht of Afton, Va; beloved grandson Brandon Pierce Matthews of North Canton; numerous nieces and nephews.
Private burial has taken place at North Lawn Cemetery. A public memorial service will be held at a later date at Faith United Methodist Church. The family would like thank the staff at Amherst Meadows for the compassion and care given to Maxine as well as Traditions Hospice for their care. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Faith Kitchen of Faith United Methodist Church at 300 9th Street NW. North Canton, Ohio 44720