Mary K. Meyer, 84


Mary K. Meyer, 84, of Litchfield died on Friday, July 5, 2019, at 11:48 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. The Rosary will follow, beginning at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Thursday, July 11, beginning at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Litchfield with the Rev. Dan Willenborg officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery in Litchfield.

Mrs. Meyer was born Aug. 21, 1934, in Litchfield, to Edward Bernard and Catherine Elizabeth (Roller) Hilger. She married Paul Francis Meyer on May 21, 1955, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Litchfield, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2013.

She graduated from Litchfield Community High School with the class of 1952.

During her career, Mrs. Meyer was employed by the late Dr. Ross Griswold, Barenholtz Furniture Co. and spent the bulk of it in the bookkeeping and insurance claims departments at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield for 23 years. She participated in the move from the old St. Francis Hospital on South State Street to the new facility and current location.

A faithful member of Holy Family Parish, she was active with St. Anne's Society, helping serve funeral dinners; the Council of Catholic Women; the church choir; and served on the Holy Cross Cemetery Board. 

Mrs. Meyer and her husband were known for putting in and tending to a large garden and traveling.

She is survived by her four children, Paula (Steve) Brockmeyer of Edwardsville, Tony Meyer and Rick (Tracey) Meyer, both of Cabot, AR, and Rita (Kirby) Bruntjen of Harvel; seven grandchildren, Jamie (Capt. Vince, USMC) Gonzalez of Beaufort, SC, LT. Tyler (Nora) Darr, USN. of Virginia Beach, VA, Katie (fiance Scott Bissonnette) Bruntjen and Karly Bruntjen, both of Harvel, Shelby and Kristen Meyer, both of Cabot, AR, and Ryan Bruntjen of Philo; four great-grandchildren, Gabe and Asher Gonzalez, Mary Darr and baby Darr due in September; and special friends, Sean and Diane Smith.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Meyer was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother in infancy, Edward G. Hilger.

Memorials and masses may be directed to Holy Family Catholic Church, Holy Cross Cemetery Association or Hearts United in Litchfield, where she often volunteered.

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