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1917 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
James Edward Mayer, 96, passed away from natural causes Saturday, March 22, 2014, within a few days of his 97th birthday of March 29, 1917. James Edward was the oldest of three children born to Margaret Jane (nee Bonstell) and Jesse Taylor Mayer. He graduated from Rosedale High School and had service in the Civilian Conservation Corps. During WWII he served honorably as a B-29 pilot in the South Pacific. He returned to family life and had a long and distinguished career in the insurance industry. He was married to Edde Frances Mayer for 55 years which ended with her passing in 1995. Four adult children survive: daughters, Terry Beth Lewerenz, Leawood, Kan., and Terry Beth Barnes, Kansas City, Mo.; sons, James Dp Mayer, Kansas City, and Dr. William Bickell (Beverly), Tulsa, Okla. Grandchildren include Steven Dp Lewerenz (Nina), Spencer Mayer Lewerenz, Elizabeth Barnes Bober (Michael), James Barnes (Jessica), Julian Bickell (Jenna), Edi Schunk (Tyson), Alexandra Bickell, Elliott Bickell (Amy). Great grandchildren include Lena and Finn Lewerenz, Simone and Dahlia Bober, Henry Barnes, Christian, Gabrielle and Maxwell Schunk, and Juliette Bickell. Our family's deepest respect, love, and appreciation to Dad's dear companion, Mildred Kepler. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, March 24, at Cure' of Ars Catholic Church, 9401 Mission Rd., Leawood, KS 66206. Visitation and rosary will be 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, at the church. Entombment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be left online at www.mcgilleystatelinechapel.com. Arr.: McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64145. McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145, 816-942-6180
Published in Kansas City Star on Mar. 23, 2014
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