Marcella retired from the Central Services Department at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL. She enjoyed gardening, baking, stitching, crafting, doing crossword puzzles, and working in her flower beds. Marcella showed kindness and generosity to all. She loved to host family and friends for a delicious meal and a game of cards. Marcella was a member of the Millstadt VFW Post 7980 Auxiliary Club, Millstadt, IL.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Mayer, whom she married on December 1, 1945, and who died on March 2, 1966; a son, Robert D. Mayer; her parents, William and Aurelia, nee Ahrens, Scharf; three sisters, Marie (James) Chide, Ruth (Lester) King, and Shirley (Roy) Jokisch; a brother, Howard Scharf; many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews.
She is survived by two daughters, Rhonda (Paul) Kimpel and Debbie (Tim Lauber) Mayer; four grandchildren, Bridget (Karl) Hyde, Shanon (Scott) Osick, William (Cara) Kimpel, and Laura (Ronnie) Dinsmore; five great-grandchildren, Brandon Hyde, Shane and Ethan Kimpel, and Katie and Alex Osick; a sister-in-law, Margaret Scharf; many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to Concordia United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Concordia United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Joan Mier officiating.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.