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Memorial Service

First United Methodist Church
Saturday April 2nd, 2022

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Mary Elizabeth Meyer

Mary Elizabeth Meyer, 70, of Yantis, Texas passed away suddenly at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas on March 10, 2022.

Mary was born November 11, 1951, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Robert and Margaret DeBroeck Farrell.  She attended Christ the King grade school, Xavier High School and DePaul School of Nursing, all located in the St. Louis area.  She was a Registered Nurse specializing in Cardiac Intensive Care at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis and worked in the Cardiac Cath Lab at Memorial Hermann and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston for most of her career.  She retired at age 62 to move to her dream house on Lake Fork with her sister and sister’s husband, Pat and Mike Kostial. 

Early in life, Mary enjoyed horseback riding, sailing and country western dance competitions.  More recently, Mary had a love for singing.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church – Quitman and a member of their choir.  She was a member of the Northeast Texas Choral Society, the Armed Women of America, Lake Fork Chapter, and the Winnsboro Gun Club. 

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Robert E. and Margaret A. Farrell.

Left to cherish her memory are her brother, Bob Farrell and wife, Linda, Yantis, Texas; sister, Pat Kostial and husband, Michael, Yantis, Texas; her sweetheart, Ron Shifley, Yantis, Texas; Ron’s daughter Suzanne King, Sevierville, Tennessee and last, but not least, her first cousins, Lenora Griffin and husband Tom, Columbus, Mississippi.  She had many dear friends both locally and in Houston; too many to name here, but she loved them all.

Mary had a special place in her heart for her pets, past and present.  Missing her daily now are Dory, Miss Kitty and Jules.  Mary has crossed the rainbow bridge and has reunited with her departed furry kids.

Dear sister, sweetheart, cousin and friend, you will be missed greatly.

A Memorial Service will be held at First United Methodist Church-Quitman (406 Lane St, Quitman, TX 75783) at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 2nd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to the First United Methodist Church-Quitman, Texas (P.O. Box 1643, Quitman, Texas 75783).


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My husband Don and I were lucky enough to get to meet and know Mary while staying at The Ebb Tide. We are thankful for the years of memories that we have to cherish and once again bring smiles to our faces. All of the wonderful cooking and food shared, banter and oh the laughing we did! I will keep in my heart and memory our conversations about life and things we face in it, the laughs and good times. You will be very missed pretty lady! {{{HUGS}}}

Linda Piippo Apr 4 2022 4:18 PM

I’ll never forget how when we lost almost all in our farmhouse fire that Mary so generously sent my Skyler ( who was only 4 at the time and loved his dinosaurs) all new Dino bedding . Her kindness and thoughtfulness meant a lot and was a bright spot in a dark time . Even little things when we would come to visit like having tea for us she remembered we liked. We’ll miss you Mary ! Love Dawn & Skye

Dawn & Skyler Apr 2 2022 10:34 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Meyer

Soren and Melinda Smith Apr 1 2022 6:52 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Meyer

Gail Hall Mar 31 2022 9:30 AM

Someone as special as Mary will never be forgotten. She will remain in my heart forever. From the first time I met her in Houston, traveling to Lake Fork to look at the property, and the few times I've visited the house she was always gracious and willing to do anything for you. I will especially miss the "Chocolate Chip COOKIES " she would make me for my trips back from Lake Fork to San Diego. They didn't make it out of Texas before they were gone. And at Christmas too! She will be dearly missed, but will remain in my heart forever. God bless you !

Clem Miner Mar 30 2022 8:58 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Meyer

Lowe-Gardner Staff Mar 30 2022 10:34 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Meyer

Linda Farrell Mar 25 2022 9:44 PM

Mary was my sister in law whom I called sis. She was a beautiful person inside and out. I got to spend time with for 6 years and playing Mexican train as often as possible was so much fun. You will be missed.

Linda Farrell Mar 25 2022 9:43 PM

I will always remember our one and only NETCS concert together last December. I wish we had many more, but God had other plans for Mary. I miss you sis! I have your furry kids with me and will think of you each time I am with them.

Pat Kostial Mar 17 2022 10:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Meyer

Cathy Moss-Reno Mar 16 2022 10:42 AM

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