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Mabel Meyer

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Mabel D. Meyer, Garnett, was called home by our Lord Dec. 29, 2012. She was a lifelong active Christian serving though the Lutheran faith.
Mabel was born Feb. 22, 1920 near Palmer to William and Lucy (Keller) Meyer. She lived near Olpe through her school years and attended Brown Mackie Business College, Salina.
She married Raymond Meyer Jan. 11, 1941 in Hiawatha. Mabel delighted in every aspect of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Ottawa, from 1949 to 1984; a charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Garnett; past church council treasurer; Sunday school teacher; hospice volunteer; conservator for mental health patients; and furnished cheerleader transportation for over 20 years.
Mabel loved working with the public as deputy Anderson County treasurer, and bookkeeper for Warner Manufacturing Co. and Richmond Co-op.
She was a lifelong, rabid fan of almost all sports. Mabel played softball and was an accomplished bowler. She and Ray bowled in weekend tournaments and she participated in 24 consecutive national tournaments. Her hobbies included crossword puzzles, card games from bridge to Rook, crocheting, hand quilting, baking Christmas cookies by the hundreds of dozens and, most of all, fishing. She and Ray were inseparable teammates, taking day trips to Arkansas’ White River well into their eighties.
Mabel was preceded in death by siblings Paul Meyer, Frieda Hinrichs, Dorothy Schade and Arleen Wallace. 
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Raymond Meyer; sons, Raymond Jr. and Judy, Ottawa, and Duane and Janis, San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Ryan and Sandee Meyer, Derek and Chandria Meyer, Megan and Tom Hixson, and Jenni Meyer; great-grandchildren, Sydney, Abigail, Caleb, Lily, Connor, Chloe, Joshua, Mikayla, Paige and Anna-lynne; and sister Berniece Merkel, Cocoa Beach, Fla.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Garnett, with burial to follow in the Garnett Cemetery.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Home, Garnett.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be made at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.

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