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Marilyn Elaine Mayer

Published on August 18, 2023

LOWVILLE - Marilyn Elaine Mayer, 71, of State Route 12, died after a three year battle with Cerebellar Degeneration Saturday morning, August 12, 2023 at her home with family at her side.

Marilyn was born on August 2, 1952 in Carthage, the daughter of the late Sherwood Richard and Joan Laverne (Gingerich) Zehr. She graduated from Carthage High School in 1970, and then became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She married Wilfred Clarence Mayer on July 20, 1974 at Naumburg Mennonite Church with Rev. Elmer Moser officiating. She was a farmwife, and a nurse for House of Good Samaritan and Lewis County General Hospital where she retired in 2015.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Wilfred “Willie”, their three children and spouses, Jeffrey (Emily) Mayer of Lowville; Kimberly (Mark) Bevington of Pawcatuck, CT; Fawn (Drue) Birchenough.

Eight grandchildren, Caleb, Daniel, Kaelyn, Ty, Kelsie, Kayden, Kenzie, Kohlten.

Seven sisters, Malinda, Marcia, Marjorie, Melody, Melissa, Matie, and Myra.

Four brothers, David, Dean, Dane, and Dewey Zehr; Also, Linda, and Stephanie.

Aunts, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is predeceased by her siblings Wilbur, Monica, and William Zehr.

She was a member of Lowville Mennonite Church, Christian Womens Club, and a Sunday School Teacher. Most of all she was a wife, mother and grandma whose love was entertaining, cooking and cleaning.

Calling hours; Sunday August 20th, from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm at the Lowville Mennonite Church, Dadville.

Burial will be in Croghan Mennonite Cemetery, Monday August 21st at 10 am. Followed by a memorial service at 11am, at the Lowville Mennonite Church.

The family kindly requests Memorials be made to Beaver Camp in Marilyn Mayer’s name.

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