Emma H. Bayer
Emma H. Bayer (89) of the Emporia Sterling House, passed away Thurs. March 10, 2011 at Newman Regional Health.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Rich Warsnak at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 19 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. The rosary will be recited 7:00 P.M. Friday March 18 at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home. The family has suggested two memorials; either to the H. Dale Buck Fund for Animal Welfare or to the Emporia Alzheimer’s Support Group. Donations can be sent in care of the funeral home.
Emma Helen Miller, the daughter of Anton B. and Frances K. Hageman Miller was born November 1, 1921 in Fowler, Kansas. She married Robert L. Bayer on October 12, 1947 at Fort Ord, California. He preceded her in death on June 19, 1987. Surviving member of the family include; a son Michael Joseph Bayer of Annapolis, Maryland.; one daughter, Jeannie Marie Bayer Boyer of Virginia Beach, Virginia; two brothers both of Emporia, Robert M. Miller and Raymond F. Miller; two sisters, Ida Kepley of Parsons, Kansas and Delores Erikson of Elk City, Oklahoma; several grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Rosalie Gerstenkorn, Mary Miller, Roberta Kerr; five brothers, William A. Miller, Fredrick L. Miller, Albert J. Miller, Ervin E. Miller, Anthony Miller; two grandsons, Jason R. Boyer and Edward D. Boyer.
Emma graduated from Fowler High School on May 16, 1940. She later attended beauty school in California. During WW II she worked for an aircraft parts manufacturer in California. After moving to Lawton, Oklahoma she worked for an engraver and was a nanny and caretaker for a local nurse. She and her husband had lived in Oklahoma, California, Washington, Germany and Japan, while he was in the Army. In July of 1993 Emma moved from Huntsville, Alabama to Emporia.
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