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Pifer, Rose Anne

Pifer, Rose Anne

January 25, 1929 — November 2, 2020

Anne Pifer, age 91, passed away on November 2, 2020. Anne was born on January 25, 1929, on a farm in Brookfield, Missouri, the youngest of 8 children of Charles and Edna Burch. When she was a little girl, her family lost the farm during the Great Depression and moved to Kansas City.

In 1948, Anne married Donald R. Pifer, and together they raised five children on the East Side of K.C.Mo. During those years, she spent most of her time cooking, baking, cleaning, sewing, teaching, nursing, disciplining, helping with homework, and involved in the PTA. She worked tirelessly, sacrificed much, and always put her family first.

After Don retired, they moved to Independence. Together they enjoyed going to sales and spending time at their second home at Lake of the Ozarks. But mostly Anne enjoyed family get-togethers and spending time with her two grandsons.

Anne was a beautiful and talented woman. She played piano by ear from the age of four and often entertained family and friends.

Anne was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, all of her siblings, and an infant grandchild, Laura Stivers. She is survived by her children, Linda (& Henry) Stivers, Janet (& Robert) Welch, Carol Pifer, Don (& Becky) Pifer, Jr., and Susan Pifer; her grandchildren, Jacob and Dylan Pifer; and several nieces and nephews.

In her last years, Anne faced serious mental and physical decline. But she never lost her personality, wit, and amazing talent for playing the piano. The family would like to thank the staffs of Villages of Jackson Creek Memory Care and John Knox Village Care Center for the loving care they provided during those difficult years.

There was never a more devoted mother and grandmother. She will be deeply missed and forever in our hearts.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, private family services will be held.

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, private family services will be held.

Pifer, Rose Anne's Guestbook

The loss of a mother is one that only others in the same situation can fully understand. Both Rob and I, who have both lost our special moms, send you our deepest sympathies. So glad you have cherished memories to hold on to forever.

Chris and Rob Rohlfs

Anne you were a great mother-in-law and a excellent cook you made lots of dinners for us through the years Love the most when you would go to the lake house with us we had lots of fun over the years coming to your house just sitting around on the porch talking with you guys you’ll be greatly missed💕

Becky Pifer

I couldn't have asked for a better mother you were the cream of the crop I will miss you dearly love always your son Don

Don pifer

I’m sorry for loss praying for you and family

Kevin miller

So sorry Susan for the loss of your mother. Rest assured she's with your dad in a much better place. Embrace your memories of her and let them comfort you during this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Hugs my friend.

Kathy Richardson

Anne, My sincerest gratitude for you welcoming me into your family all those years ago and treating me as one of your own. I'm especially thankful that we were able to share our common love of music. Even though I sang off key occasionally, you didn't seem to mind. We will all miss you terribly down here, but know you will save a spot for us when the time comes. God bless you.

Bob Welch

We have lost a beautiful soul and have gained an angel. I am so sorry for your loss. I am so fortunate to have known Ann. Her memory will be held forever. Love you all.

La Star Jones

Sharing in your sadness as you remember your mother. I hope you feel surrounded by much love. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. You’ll always remember how it felt to laugh with her and be loved by her. I hope those memories will bring comfort in time.

Rozan White

Mom, I know you are in Heaven now with Dad and all of your Burch family whom you have missed for so long. You are probably already playing the piano for them! You were so important in my life, and I will miss you much. But I have a lifetime of special memories. With love . . . Until we meet again.

Janet Welch

I'm sorry for your loss. Know that I am thinking of you all!

Jenny Kerr, co-worker to Susan

Love you mom

Linda Anne Stivers

You were more like a mother to me than my mother-in-law; thanks for everything; will be you in the future, have the food ready

Henry Allen Stivers

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