Flora Mayer

Saturday, October 7, 2006

Flora W. Mayer, 94, of Wilton, Iowa, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at Muscatine Care Center in Muscatine, Iowa.

She was born Feb. 29, 1912, at Manchester, Mo., daughter of Frank and Mary Hauhart Dependahl. She and the Rev. Joseph H. Mayer were married Sept. 16, 1938, in Manchester.

The Mayers served 45 years in the ministry in Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota. They served at St. John's United Church of Christ west of Fruitland from 1941 to 1947, and from 1969 to 1982.

She cared for handicapped children many years, and was a founding member of Brookside 4-H Club in Missouri.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Gayle Jones of Kansas City, Mo., Carolyn Koppenhaver of Wilton; a brother, Howard Dependahl of Manchester; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, four sisters and a brother.

The funeral was held Sept. 30 at Grace United Church of Christ in Wilton. Bill and Diane Anderson officiated. Burial was in Melpine Cemetery in Muscatine County.

Bentley Funeral Home in Wilton was in charge of arrangements.