Margherita Rose “Margie” Meyer
March 26th, 1926 – January 16th, 2022
Margie Meyer, 95 of Rushville passed away in her home surrounded by family on January 16th, 2022.
Margie was born on March 26th,1926 in Shelbyville, IN. to the late Phillip and Prudence La Barbara Navarra. She was a graduate of Greensburg High School.
She married Robert ?Bob? L Meyer on April 16th,1955 in Greensburg, IN. Together they had five children and built a loving foundation for a great family. Bob preceded Margie in death on December 8th, 2005.
Survived by children Alan (Kathy) Meyer, John (Dixie) Meyer, Dale Meyer, Tom?s wife Mary Beth Meyer and Ann (Robert) Mathis.
Grandchildren Kevin Meyer, Heather (Hank) Campbell, Allison Meyer, Craig (Jamey) Meyer, Amanda Meyer, Adam Meyer, Samantha Meyer, Jeremy Meyer, Zachary Meyer, Aaron Meyer, Jesse Mathis, Shelby Mathis. Great Grandchildren Ella Rae and June Margherita Campbell.
Sister Rita Rust and brother-in-law Edward (Connie) Meyer. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceded in death by her husband Bob Meyer, son Thomas ?Tom? Meyer. Sisters Rosemary (Bob) McFarland, Theresa (Don) Wenning, brother Phillip (Rita) Navarra and brother in law Bob Rust. Sister in laws Mildred (Marvin) Hoeing, Lucille (Marlin) Hahn. Brother in laws Donald (Judy) Meyer, Jim (Claudia) Meyer
She was a lady of strong faith that loved her family unconditionally and welcomed everyone she met with a smile. She had a way of making everyone feel like family. Margie was a city girl who married a farmer, she stated she loved every minute on the farm and planned to go out as a farm girl.
Her kitchen table was more than a place to enjoy a great meal and wine. Her children, grandchildren and friends could all tell stories about the great conversations, card games and life lessons she taught around that table. She was a great cook and no one ever left hungry. She was especially known for her Italian food- lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs. She was particular about her ingredients and had a large garden for years. Later in life she enjoyed a trip to Kroger more than most. She enjoyed playing the piano and passing the time solving word search books.
She loved playing cards, especially Euchre, and she did not like to lose. She took great joy in teaching her grandchildren to play cards and she took that same joy in being a tough opponent. She and Bob enjoyed playing cards in the club they called the ?Church Bunch,? of which Margie was the last surviving member. Margie also played cards with a group of ladies monthly at the Elks.
She was a founding member of the Noble Niters Homemaker?s Extension club in 1960 and continued to be a member for the next 62 years. She served as President of the local club for several terms and served as Rush County Extension Homemakers President. She received the Elle Award in 1992. She was an alto in the Rush County Homemakers Extension chorus.
She was a lifelong member of St. Mary?s Church, first in Greensburg and then in Rushville. Margie prayed the Rosary daily. She was a Eucharistic minister and always helped in the dinner line for the Fall Festival. Alongside Bob, she also volunteered at the Knights of Columbus.
She and Bob were very involved in the community. She helped Bob with everything from the Rush County Fair, Rush County Farm Bureau Inc. Board and Noble Boys 4-H club for many years and enjoyed watching their children and grandchildren grow up in the 4-H organization.
Together they both took on roles in the state REMC. She served as president of the ladies auxiliary. Margie loved to travel and through their involvement with the REMC they had the opportunity to travel all over the country. She loved going on trips and never said no to a weekend getaway to go wine tasting. She enjoyed hearing about others’ travels and was always ready to help you plan your next adventure.
She lived her life to the fullest and planned accordingly- she even planned her funeral down to the last detail and we will carry out her wishes.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 11 AM in St. Mary?s Catholic Church, with Father James Brockmeier presiding. Friends may visit the family on Wednesday evening from 4 PM- 8PM in Moster Mortuary, with a Rosary beginning at 3:30 PM. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Robert Meyer & Family 4-H Fund at the Rush County Community Foundation, Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, St.Mary?s Catholic Church or donor?s choice.