Neier nee Griesheimer, Mary Ann

Date: Monday, July 17, 2017
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Cove Cemetery, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Cove Building Fund & Cemetery


Mary Ann Neier of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in St. Clair on July 14, 2017, having reached the age of seventy-seven years and four months. Mary Ann was born in Washington, MO, on March 14, 1940, daughter of Allen Marcus Griesheimer and Gertrude Estelle Griesheimer nee Hollingsworth. As a young woman she was united in marriage and blessed to have two sons. On September 12, 1981, she was united in marriage to Charles Henry Neier and their families were joined as one. Mary Ann is survived by her devoted husband, Charles Neier of St. Clair, MO; by her sons, Fred Wells and wife, Shawna, of St. Clair and Cavada Wells and wife, Penny, of Sullivan, MO; by three step-children, Eyvone Brandon of Murray, KY, Laura Burecher and husband, Mike, of Spokane, WA, and Shawn Neier and wife, Pam, of Beaufort, MO; by four grandchildren, John T. Wells, known to all as JT, of St. Clair, and Luke, Katie and Jacob Wells, all of Sullivan, MO; by ten step-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren, one brother-in-law, one sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Gertrude Griesheimer, and by one step-daughter, Barbara Karns.

Mary Ann was a Christian and member of Bethel Baptist Church in Lonedell, MO. She was also a member of the Women's Cove Auxiliary Club and always looked forward to the annual Cove homecoming. During her working years, Mary Ann had been employed as a nurses' assistant at Sunset Nursing Home in Union, MO for about fifteen years, then five years at St. Clair Nursing Center in St. Clair, MO and another four years in home health care. Nothing was more important to Mary Ann than spending time with her family and she especially enjoyed the time she spent with all of them during the holidays. Mary Ann was a kind and caring lady who would gladly lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Caring for her home and family gave her great joy and she cherished the time spent with her husband, Charles and her children.

A devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, step-mother, step-grandmother and step-great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Brad Banderman officiating. Interment was in Cove Cemetery, St. Clair, MO. Memorials can be made to the Cove Building Fund and Cemetery, St. Clair, MO.