Mary Eileen Lemberger, 89, of Gardner, Kan. passed away September 27, 2014 at Olathe Medical Center
Mary was born March 7, 1925 in Bucyrus, Kan. to Charles David and Frances Catherine (Heflebower) Zeigler.
She grew up in Bucyrus, graduating from High School in 1943. Mary married Jerome “Jerry” Lemberger May 24, 1943 in Bucyrus, Kan.. They lived in Washington State and California for a while and then moved to Gardner in 1974. She was a member of the Overland Park VFW since 1974 and the American Legion Auxiliary in Gardner. Mary loved playing bingo. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerry in 2007 and brother, Luther Lee Zeigler in 2006. She is survived by children: Marlene Joan (Robert) Crowell of Gardner, Kan, Marilyn Ann (Jim) Carrico of Lawndale, Calif. and Jerome Lee (Shiela) Lemberger of Colorado Springs, Colo; seven grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be 2:00 pm Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, Kan. 66030 (913) 856-7111. Inurnment will be at a later date at Spring Hill Cemetery, Spring Hill, Kan. Memorial Contributions may be made to Wellsville Retirement Community. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com.