A Celebration of Life for Mary Chase, age 97, will be held Thursday, May 2nd at 10:30 am at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 9:30 am. Burial will be at the Russell Cemetery. A luncheon will be held following the burial at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Russell or to Westhaven Community in Boone, IA.