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Frieda Marie Mayer,age 97, formerly of Hurdland, MO, died Sunday, February 26, 2012, in Columbia, MO.

Frieda was born September 10, 1914, near Gorin, MO, the daughter of George John and Mary Ida Shultz Oesterle.

On July 1, 1947, she was married to Charles A. Mayer and he preceded her in death on March 26, 1976. To that union five children were born. Charles preceded Frieda in death on March 26, 1976. Also preceding her in death were her parents and two infant sons, Steven Allen and James LeRoy Mayer; three sisters, Gertrude Willey, Ruby Goodwin, and Ruth Baskett; and three brothers, George, Max and Wilford Oesterle.

Frieda is survived by three children; a daughter, Charlotte Perry and husband Jerry of Sturgeon, MO; a son Dennis Ray Mayer and wife, Judy, of Monticello, MO, and a daughter, Carolyn Primm, and husband Chester of Baring, MO; three grandsons, Chuck Mayer and wife Jennie of Jefferson City, MO, Zachary Perry of Harrisburg, MO, and Dustin Primm and wife Shannon of Columbia, MO; five granddaughters, Laurie Mayer Etherton and husband Todd of Kaiser, Amy Perry Hobson and husband, Stephen, of blue Springs, MO, Mitzi Primm Groves and husband, David, of Leawood, KS, Elizabeth Perry Freeman and husband, Clint, of Harrisburg, MO, and Molly Primm Morris and husband, Daniel of Oklahoma City, OK; fifteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Jondle of Muscatine, IA, and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Mayer attended Shrader Country School and graduated from Steffenville High School. She worked for a number of years at Wells Lamont Glove Factory in Edina as supervisor prior to her marriage. She was later employed by Hurdland School for sixteen years, first as a cook, and later, as a teacher’s aide prior to her retirement.

Mrs. Mayer was a member of Hurdland Baptist Church for over fifty years. She was also a member of the Grandview Club, and of the Hurdland Rebekkah Lodge. Frieda was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO. Reverend Robert Shobe officiated the services. Burial was in the Hurdland I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Music was provided by Kay Terhune, soloist. Casket bearers were Chuck Mayer, Zachary Perry, Dustin Primm, Todd Etherton, Stephen Hobson, David Groves, Daniel Morris and Clint Freeman.

Family request memorials be made to Hurdland Baptist Church, Missouri Baptist Children’s Home, or Gideon’s International. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO 63537.