Mary L. Niemeyer, 85

Mary L. Niemeyer, 85, of 08816 Washington Pike, Wapakoneta died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at her residence following a short illness.

She was born on Feb. 23, 1929, in Lima, the daughter of John and Dorothy (Fike) Rohr.

She married Robert Niemeyer on Nov. 7, 1949, and he survives at the residence.

She is also survived by her four children, Debra (David) McFeely, of Fort Loramie; Dale (Barb) Niemeyer, of New Knoxville; Dana Niemeyer, of Wapakoneta; Darren (Tracy) Niemeyer, of Wapakoneta.

She is survived by nine grandchildren, Ben (Niki) Niemeyer, Kristen (Joe) Harting, Shawn McFeely, Phillip (Jamie) Niemeyer, Adam (Erika) Niemeyer, Ashley Niemeyer, Chad Niemeyer, Cole Niemeyer, Alison Niemeyer, and by eight-great-grandchildren, Ashley, Katelyn, Madison, Aiden, Haley, Taylor, Brandon and AJ.

She is survived by one brother, John Rohr, of Lima. She was preceded in death by her parents and by one sister, Rose Williams.

Mary was a 1947 graduate of Lima South High School.

She was a farm wife and a member of the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, where she had taught Sunday School for many years.

Mary was an avid flower gardener and her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Funeral rites will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, the Rev. Dr. David Williams, officiant. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Tuesday in the Ministry Center of the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, where memorial gifts may be given to either  the Radio Broadcast Fund of the church or to Wilson Memorial Hospice.

Condolences may be sent to Mary’s family via Friends may also call one hour prior the funeral rites on Wednesday at the church. Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, 200 W. Spring Street, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.