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Mary Elizabeth Riemer

May 30, 1926 - December 29, 2013
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Mary Elizabeth Riemer, 87, of Pleasant Plains, passed away on Sunday December 29, 2013 at Bickford House. She was born on May 30, 1926 in Rend City, IL., to James and Mary Ruth McCarty Richardson. She married Paul Riemer on October 11, 1946 in Bradfordton and he survives. She is also survived by her two sons: James Albert (Retha) Riemer of Springfield and Paul D. Riemer of Farmingdale, one daughter Beverly (Dave) McCurley of Rochester, six grandchildren: Jimmy, Andrea, Paul J. "PJ" Melissa, Chris, and Eric, six great grandchildren: Jimmy D., Jaiden, David, Olivia, Mya, and Jack and one brother James Henry Richardson. She was preceded in...
Mary Elizabeth Riemer, 87, of Pleasant Plains, passed away on Sunday December 29, 2013 at Bickford House. She was born on May 30, 1926 in Rend City, IL., to James and Mary Ruth McCarty Richardson. She married Paul Riemer on October 11, 1946 in Bradfordton and he survives.
She is also survived by her two sons: James Albert (Retha) Riemer of Springfield and Paul D. Riemer of Farmingdale, one daughter Beverly (Dave) McCurley of Rochester, six grandchildren: Jimmy, Andrea, Paul J. "PJ" Melissa, Chris, and Eric, six great grandchildren: Jimmy D., Jaiden, David, Olivia, Mya, and Jack and one brother James Henry Richardson. She was preceded in death by her sisters Martha and Florence and her brother Curtis.
Mrs. Riemer worked at the munitions factory in Illiopolis during World War II inspecting bullets and then she went to work building troop carriers at Allis Chalmers where she met her husband. During those years one of Mary's favorite pastimes was dancing the jitterbug with her twin sister Martha. She loved the St. Louis Cardinals, old time gospel music, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Mary and her husband were members of Zion Lutheran Church in Pleasant Plains and former members of the 38 Club.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday January 2, 2014 at Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 Koke Mill Road, with Rev. Donald Pritchard officiating and burial will follow at Farmington Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 11:00am until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church in Pleasant Plains and please visit the online "Life Remembered Story" at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com

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