Wilma Meyer

Wilma Meyer, 81, Lawrence, KS., passed away peacefully at home March 25, 2013. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday March 29 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street in Lawrence, KS. A short graveside service will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. A visitation for friends and family will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary on Thursday, March 28.

Wilma was born January 20, 1932 in Pleasant Hill, MO, and was the younger daughter of Edgar and Josephine Steele. She is preceded in death by her sister Delores Brewer.

She married Allen E. Meyer in 1962, and they lived in Lawrence their entire lives together. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 5, 2012. Wilma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Wilma returned to school later in life and earned a nursing diploma. She worked for 20 years as a nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1995. After retirement, she volunteered with the Visiting Nurses Association and also enjoyed traveling and playing cards with friends and family. She loved watching KU basketball and was a passionate fan, often cheering louder than her husband during the games.   

Wilma is survived by her husband, Allen Meyer, Lawrence; daughter, Laura Meyer Pfeifer and husband Dale  Pfeifer, Shawnee, KS; son, Tim Meyer and wife Michelle Meyer, Lawrence; and grandchildren, Leah Pfeifer, Shawnee, KS; Noah Meyer and Melanie Meyer, Lawrence; and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

During the last years of her life, Wilma was cared for at home by husband Allen and a loving caregiver, Shirley Bailey. In addition to Shirley, Wilma’s family would also like to thank Melissa Transue, VNA Hospice nurse, for her compassionate care during Wilma’s last few weeks.

Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurses Association Hospice or Lawrence Humane Society and can be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

7 Condolences

  1. Charlotte Shelton on March 26, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Laura & family, your mom’s photo is lovely. My prayers are with all of you as you move through the activities of this week…and beyond.

  2. Jan Murfield on March 26, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Laura – The information about your mother is wonderful. You and your family are in my prayers and I see your mother smiling and free of pain. Your loving dedication has been so wonderful for me to watch. May you find peace as you pay tribute to your mother and the blessing she was to so many people.

  3. Kristi Fike on March 26, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Please know the she is in the Lord’s arms know and He she is not in pain. She is looking down on you and your family and smiling on all of you.
    My thoughts are prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  4. Michele Dillon on March 26, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I enjoyed working with Wilma and Allen for many years and helping them receive their home services .

    Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging

  5. Captain Gray MD on March 27, 2013 at 11:26 am

    When I was practicing in Lawrence, I had the privilege of working with Wilma. She was a delightful, dedicated, friendly nurse who always greeted you with a smile- she was a genuinely good nurse, and a genuinely good person. My condolences to the family.

  6. beverly erichsen on March 27, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    i just found out a bit ago that my dear friend wilma ’wilm’ meyer passed away monday. i agree with everything dr. gray has said above. she was one of the most generous, kind, loving ladies i have ever had the privilege of working with, more importantly we became friends which was one of the best gifts along with her family . Allen, Tim, Laura and your families, i loved her so , she will be missed.

  7. Terrill Petri on March 27, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Laura, I enjoyed reading about your mother and now know where your love of KU sports originated. You come by it naturally. I am holding you and your family in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this time. Many blessings, Terrill

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