Ellamaree Meyer, 95

Ellamaree Meyer, aged 95, of Three Rivers and formerly of Centreville, went to be with her Lord Jesus on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

She started her life in Grand Rapids on March 7, 1921, the first of seven children born to Clarence E. and Hazel A. (Terrell) Maxim. In 1944, she married Gerald R. Meyer of Grand Rapids; and together they raised their son Barry and daughter Paula.

Ellamaree joined many other ladies in the early Forts supporting the war effort by working at Grand Rapids Brass Co. making bomb fuses. After the war, she and her husband were able to cash in some of her war bonds, which they used for a down payment on a small house on 34th Street.

Ellamaree loved to keep in touch with all of her family and friends over the years.

Relationships were very important to her. She also loved to travel around the country with her husband. The only state she didn’t visit was Hawaii. But what Ellamaree loved the most was her Lord Jesus. Anyone who knew her knew she was a believer and a committed Christian. Ellamaree knitted baby hats for the newborns at area hospitals.

She is survived by her son, Barry (Laura Sue) Meyer of Three Rivers; daughter, Paula (Bill) Coomer of Mendon; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sister, Nellie Maxim of Phoenix, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Floyd, Roger and Clarence Jr. Maxim; two sisters, Norma (Kladder) Thompson and Ruth Colbath; grandson, Bobby Coomer; and nephew, Rick Lee Steffes.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, from 6-8 p.m. at the Schipper Funeral Home LTD. in Colon. Funeral services celebrating the life of Ellamaree Meyer will be Tuesday, May 17 at 11 a.m. at the Colon Baptist Church with Pastor Scott Kroeger officiating. Burial will be Wednesday, May 18 at 11 a.m. at Winchester Cemetery in Byron Center. If desired the family suggest memorials be made in memory of Ellamaree to the Colon Baptist Church.

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