February 18, 1936 ~ July 8, 2016
Luella Mayer, 80, retired nurses assistant and farm wife, of Norwich died peacefully on July 8, 2016. Luella was born in Hooker, Oklahoma on Feb 18, 1936 to Cecil and Ella (Ekhoff) Lockhart. As a young girl, she moved with her family to Kansas and became a lifelong resident of Norwich, Kansas.
She attended a one room country school before transferring into the Norwich school system. She graduated from Norwich High School and then attended Grace Hospital School of Nursing in Hutchinson, Kansas, before leaving to marry Henry (Bud) Mayer.
Luella and Bud were married on April 23, 1955. Luella became Bud’s wife, best friend, farming and ranching partner. Luella was also proud to have a career working in healthcare at the Harper Hospital, Anthony Chiropractic Office, Anthony Hospital, Attica Hospital and the Cheney Golden Age Home. Luella retired from the anthony Hospital in 2003.
Luella and Bud shared their life for 61 years. This union was blessed with four daughters, Teresa, Ann, Vickie and Brenda. Although Luella worked full time, she also devoted her life to church activities, sewing, cooking and raising her four daughters. Luella had a passion for gardening, wildlife and animals. She taught her daughters how to balance work and life and enjoyed watching their successful careers.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Ella Lockhart, and her brother David.
She is survived by her husband Henry (Bud), of the home; daughters, Teresa Mardis and husband David, of Caldwell, Kansas; Ann Mayer, of Hutchinson, Kansas; Vickie Prince and husband Rusty, of Claremont, California; Brenda Borra, of Colorado Springs, Colorado and life long friend Jack Judkins, of Coldwater, Kansas; and grandchildren, Sarah Mardis, Rebecca (Mardis) Kinkade, James Borra, Rachel Borra, Sierra Borra, Olivia Borra, Gabi Hardiman and Bre Hardiman. She is also survived by her brother, Richard Lockhart and his wife, Rollande of Newton, Kansas as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M. Monday July 11, 2016 at Norwich Baptist Church, Norwich, Ks. Interment will be at Upchurch Cemetery, Norwich, Ks.
Memorials may be given in Luella's name to Norwich EMS Fund.
Bud and girls
Letrice Lewis - 07/08/2016
Thinking of you all at this difficult time. So sorry. May God comfort you.
Karen Garver - 07/08/2016
Very sorry to hear of the passing of Luella. I have such fond memories of your mom. The many times I would ride my bike out to the Mayer's and alway feel welcome. Spending time on the farm and help with hay time right beside you girls. Bud, you picked a great life partner. 61 wonderful years with Luella what a great milestone. It proves how strong your family's ties and love of family truly means. Teresa, Ann, Vicki and Brenda my hearts go out to you in the loss of your mother. I know your hearts are breaking now, but in time it will get easier. Direct your support to your dad and be there for him and one another. God Bless you all! With deepest condolences.
Bud and family
Brent Bradley - 07/09/2016
I am so sorry for the loss of your soul mate. I know how much you love her and always will.
To my second family
Nancy Rhoads Ha... - 07/09/2016
Jennifer Vulgamore - 07/09/2016
So sorry to hear about your loss! Sending prayers.
Bud & family
Monte & June Ha... - 07/09/2016
We are so sorry for your loss. What an inspiration your marriage has been for us all to work towards. Our thought are with you.
Sorry for the lost of your
Sharon Gillaspy - 07/09/2016
Sorry for the lost of your mother, I enjoyed working with her at the Anthony Hospital, she had a way of keeping order when thing got busy. She loved her family very much, and she would share all of that love. Will always have good memories of our time together. Thinking of you all at this time. Sharon G.
Our sincere sympathy for your
Bill & Kay Smith - 07/09/2016
Our sincere sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Dear Bud and girls!
Patricia Ann Roth - 07/09/2016
So sorry for your loss! She was a special woman with whom I had the privilege of working with in our hectic role at the Anthony Hospital as Unit secreataries. I could always depend on her to be there, no "week end flu"! God Bless you all and may God guide you thru your sorrow and grief and remember the GOOD TIMES!!
Bud and girls and families
Joan and Jan Smith - 07/09/2016
I remember your mom always ready to help with anything. I remember her laugh!! It is hard to say goodbye but your mom is now enjoying no pain no problems! She is smiling in Heaven!!!! God bless you all.
We are so sorry for your loss
Angi & Jeff Gragg - 07/09/2016
We are so sorry for your loss. My heart is heavy for all of you.
Sorry for your loss
Abby Hughes - 07/09/2016
Sorry for your loss
I always enjoyed working with
Theresa Rathgeber - 07/09/2016
I always enjoyed working with Luella we spent a lot of years together at the hospital. She always knew what needed done and if we had questions she knew the answers. She will be missed she is probably the new ward clerk for St. Peter and she most likely has her very own special chair.
Jim and Sharon Rowan - 07/09/2016
We were sorry to hear of Luella's passing. Our prayers are with you and the girls. Although it's certainly difficult to give up a partner that you've had for 61 years, it's comforting to know that she is no longer in pain and happy in her heavenly home.
Eileen Morris - 07/10/2016
So shocked and sorry to hear of Luella's passing. Enjoyed having her as my unit secretary,she was good at her job and spoke of her family often.I know you will deeply miss such a special woman. Know that there are people who will mourn her loss. God Bless you all.
We are so sorry for your loss
Ron Work - 07/10/2016
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Prayers for all the family
Stan and Cheryl... - 07/10/2016
I am so sorry to hear of Luella passing on. I pray for strength, peace and understanding at this time. God bless my Hamner family.
Bud and family
Wayne & Grace V... - 07/11/2016
So sorry for Luella's passing. Sending comforting prayers.
We will all miss her.
Debbie Bassford... - 07/12/2016
We will all miss her. Enjoyed visiting with Luella always. Now we have another angel in heaven. Sending prayers to all of you!