Mae Greer (w/pic)
ALTAMONT -- Mae Greer, 101, formerly of rural Altamont, died at 2:55 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at Providence Place Nursing and Rehab Facility in Kansas City, Kan.
She was born Oct. 31, 1907, in Hurdland, Mo., to Scott and Belva (Shirkey) Golden. She moved to the Zion Hill neighborhood in her teen years and graduated with the Class of 1926 from Labette County Community High School, now Labette County High School.
On Feb. 20, 1935, she married Vernon Paul Greer. They lived their entire married lives on a dairy and cattle farm that had remained in the Greer family ownership for more than 140 years, located 3 miles west of Altamont. Mr. Greer preceded her in death Dec. 5, 1983.
Mrs. Greer was a faithful member of the Altamont United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church Women. In earlier years, she was also active in the Labette County Home Demonstration Unit. She was an American primitive craftsperson. Her talents of sewing and cooking were passed to her daughters, as was her avid love of gardening.
Survivors include three daughters, Carole Greer of San Marcos, Texas, Betty Forwalder and her husband, James, of Bonner Springs and Linda Snider and her husband, Rick, of Lexington, N.C.; three grandchildren, Beth Forwalder, Kay Fasching and Julian Jensen; four great-grandchildren, Alex Fasching, Montana Fasching, Callie Fabac and Katie Fabac; and a sister, Mary Cook of Fort Scott.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Golden.
The service will be at 11 a.m. today at Altamont United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Altamont. The family will receive friends at the church at 10 a.m. today until service time.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Altamont United Methodist Church. These may be left at or mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 325, Altamont, 67330.