West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Ann Piraino was born on April 14, 1948 in Culver City, California, the daughter of Frank A. DiCristina and Lynn Rosabelle Braswell DiCristina, and died peacefully at home in West Plains, Missouri on December 23, 2021 with her husband by her side at the age of 73.

She was united in marriage to John B Piraino, Jr. and they were recognized by the White House on their fiftieth wedding anniversary.

Ann is survived by her husband, John Piraino; three children, John B. Piraino, III, Crystal Joy Allen, and Tina Rose Reed; four grandchildren, Elliana Reed, Abigail Reed, Lincoln Reed and Idelette Reed; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank DiCristina and Lynn Rosabelle Chasen.

Ann was a Christian and a born-again believer in Jesus.

She graduated from Eagle Rock High School in Los Angeles.   She completed additional studies at Orange Coast College and worked as a cosmetologist.

In addition to being a gifted hair and makeup artist, Ann worked for several years as a keypunch operator.   She also worked for Taco Treat restaurant.  Ann volunteered for Teen Challenge, a drug prevention program for youth.

Ann was a loving mother, grandmother, wife, sister, daughter and friend.  She will truly be missed by her family and friends.

     Graveside services for Ann Piraino, age 73, of Wust Plains, Missouri, will be held on Monday, December 21. 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with Jonathan Reed officiating.

Burial will be on Monday, December 27. 2021 in Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.




  1. Cheryl Adams
    December 27, 2021 @ 12:57 pm

    Tina and families, we are sorry for your loss. We trust God’s love for you in your time of grief and beyond. – the family of Rev. Loyd “Bud” Adams, Koshkonong, MO.


  2. Ruth Popp
    December 28, 2021 @ 5:08 am

    I love you, my sweet sister, Annie. May we meet again on the other side, Ruthie


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