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.
John Lewis Applegate was born in Iola to James Lewis and Mary Francis Applegate on Feb. 26, 1941. He was raised on a farm in Carlyle until he enlisted into the U.S. Army where he served three years in Germany.John was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Rachel... [More]
Raymond E. Clark, 73, Humboldt, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at his daughter’s home in Humboldt. Raymond was born in Pittsburg on April 21, 1940, the son of Alva E. and Gladys (Stierwalt) Clark. He grew up and attended schools in Chanute. He was united... [More]
Chloe Freeman Ansell, 88, died early Palm Sunday morning in Olathe from complications after surgery mid-week at Olathe Medical Center. She had been a resident of Vintage Park in Paola since 2011, moving there to be near her daughter, Jane Freeman, a resident of Lakemary Adult... [More]
SAFE BASE is going to the dogs, and the cats. The after-school program honored the Allen County Animal Rescue Facility during its blue plate special dinner Wednesday night.During the week students and their families collected donations for animals in red bins for the shelter.... [More]
Iola High School’s band won the class 4A Kansas State Concert Band title in competition Tuesday at Paola.“We were just five points away from having a perfect score,” said Matt Kleopfer, the band’s director. “That’s a very high level.”It... [More]
This weekend will be full of religious, secular and family Easter activities.Ecumenical Good Friday services will be at First Baptist Church at noon.On Saturday is the Iola Kiwanis annual Easter egg hunt — wrapped candy will substitute for the real thing — on the... [More]
COFFEYVILLE — Though short on athletes, Iola High’s track teams still piled up plenty of impressive performances Tuesday.Both the Mustangs and Fillies had to make do without some key performers. Iola’s boys finished fifth with 61 points, while the Fillies were... [More]
YATES CENTER — Yates Center High’s track team gave the home crowd plenty to cheer about Tuesday, racking up 10 gold medals in its only home meet of the season.“It was a very good day for everyone,” Yates Center head coach Dan Berg said, noting Yates Center... [More]