Betty Lois Meier, Linn, 85, died Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the Linn Community Nursing Home, Linn. Visitation will be held Sunday, June 7 from 1 until 8 p.m. at the Ward Funeral Home in Linn. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Monday, June 8 at the Zion Lutheran Church, Linn with Pastor David Gruoner officiating. Eunice Beier is the organist and the congregation will sing “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”, “Be Still My Soul” and “Amazing Grace.” Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Betty was born at Enid, OK on December 29, 1929 to Albert and Hulda (Schroeder) Meier. She was baptized January 29, 1929 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Enid, OK and confirmed May 9, 1943 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Betty graduated high school from Enid High School in 1947 and attended two years of college at Oklahoma State University. On June 15, 1952, Betty was united in marriage to Harlan Meier at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Enid, OK. They were blessed with three children, Susan, Cheryl and James. Betty worked as a secretary at a lawyer’s office for many years and for Dick Moore’s Insurance Agency. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Linn and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elwood, NE. She was active in the LWML and the Lioness Club. Betty was a church organist, loved to raise a garden and enjoyed playing cards. She enjoyed meeting friends at the local coffee shop and loved spending time with family and grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Harlan; children, Cheryl (Kenny) Waterman, Greenleaf, Susan (Hubert) Bell, San Diego, CA, James (Lahonda) Meier, Irving, TX; brother-in-law, Glen Kollmeyer; eleven grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents; sisters, Doris Kollmeyer, Velma Brase; brother, Edwin Meier; and a great-great grandchild, Naomi Wiechman. A memorial fund is established to the American Diabetes Assn, Meadowlark Hospice or the Lutheran Hour. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, PO Box 157, Washington, Kansas 66968.
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