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Lyle E. Mayer

Lyle E. Mayer

   Lyle Edwin Mayer, age 87, of LaPlata, Missouri formerly of Knox County died Friday, February 29, 2008, in the Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

   He was born August 26, 1920, in Kenwood, Missouri the son of Edwin Penman (Pen) and Callie Louise Pruett Mayer.

   On April 5, 1941, in Brashear, Missouri he was united in marriage to Ellen Irene Binkley and she preceded him in death on September 13, 1971.  To this union three children were born.

   On March 14, 1980 at Atlanta, Missouri he was united in marriage to Anna Margaret Ward Couch.

   Surviving are his wife Anna Margaret Mayer of LaPlata, Missouri, two daughters, Joyce Bailey of Kirksville, Missouri and Barbara Lynn Comegys and husband David of Harrisburg, Missouri, one step-son Bob Couch and wife Connie of LaPlata, Missouri, one sister May Kelley of Hurdland, Missouri, seven grandchildren, Freddie Bailey and wife Jeanne of Edina, Missouri, Glen Bailey and wife Branda of Kirksville, Missouri, Chuck Bailey and wife April of Springboro, Ohio, Brian Comegys and wife Serena of Springfield, Missouri, Callie Comegys of Kirksville, Missouri, Jamie Acton and wife Dusti of Brashear, Missouri and Erin Eagle of Illinois, nine great grandchildren Lindsay Leckbee, Katie, Shelby, Trey, Lexi, Ashley, Taylor, Chase Bailey and Bryson Comegys, five step grandchildren and eleven step great grandchildren.

   Mr. Mayer was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, one son Larry Edwin Mayer, two grandsons, Billy Joe Bailey and Randy Mayer, two brothers Charles and Robert Mayer, two sisters Emily McClanahan and Vera Mayer, one half sister Una Glimp, one step son Danny couch and one son-in-law Bill Bailey.

   Mr. Mayer attended the Liberty Grove School and was a 1938 graduate of the Hurdland High School, Hurdland, Missouri.  He served his country in the United States Army from 1945 to 1946.  During his military service he received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal Japan.

   Mr. Mayer was employed with the Civilian Conservation Corps in Canton, Missouri in 1939 and was a section worker an machine operator in Baring, Missouri for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad which took him from Streator, Illinois to Marceline, Missouri where he made many good friends during his forty years of service.

   He was a past member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Kirksville, Missouri where he enjoyed many years of dancing and was a member of the V.F.W Post of Kirksville, Missouri.

   He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, eleven point pitch, dancing and coon hunting.

   Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Monday, March 3, 2008, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri with Dennis Mayer officiating the services.  Burial was in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Edina, Missouri.

   Music was provided by Mike and Pam Blaine.    

   Casket bearers were Freddie Bailey, Glen Bailey, Chuck Bailey, Jamie Acton, Brian Comegys, Callie Comegys and Erin Eagle.

   Honorary bearers were Joe Couch, Jason Couch, Danny Couch, Jr., and Mike Lene.

    Expressions of sympathy in memory of Lyle Edwin Mayer may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Twin Pines Adult Care Center Activity Fund.  Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri, 63537.