Marcella Mayer

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Marcella Olga Mayer, nee Scharf, 99, of Columbia, IL, born September 13, 1923, in Stookey Township, IL, died Sunday, February 5, 2023, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

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

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.


2 Comments on Marcella Mayer

Elizabeth M. Whitney said : Guest Report Feb 09, 2023 at 8:02 PM

Being together in May was wonderful. She gave us a purpose to gather as one. Aunt Marcella was always kind and loving to our family, to our parents, myself, my brothers and sisters. We were blessed to have her in our lives. Treasure the memories and hold them close to your heart. May God be your tender comfort in sorrow and bring peace and strength in the days to come. With prayers and heartfelt sympathy, The Whitney branch of the Mayer family

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Kathy King said : Guest Report Feb 08, 2023 at 2:23 PM

I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. May the special memories you made help you through this difficult time. Bless both of you, Rhonda & Debbie.

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