Clara Ann Niemeyer, age 93, of Bowling Green, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, at the St. Clement Catholic Church with Fr. Bill Peckman officiating. Burial will be held in the St. Clement Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home.
Clara Ann was born April 20, 1922 in Bowling Green, the daughter of Andrew and Agnes Luebrecht Grawe. She married Louis Aloys Niemeyer Nov. 15, 1944. He preceded her in death July 12, 1976.
Survivors include sons James Niemeyer (Carmen) of Bowling Green, Ken Niemeyer (Alice) of Fulton, Les Niemeyer (Brenda) of Madison, Wis., and Dan Niemeyer (Brenda) of Edina; grandchildren Drew Niemeyer (Shawna), Josh Niemeyer, Nathan Niemeyer, Zack Niemeyer, Amy Niemeyer, Jared Niemeyer, Michaela Niemeyer, Allie Niemeyer and Sal Niemeyer; brother Arthur Grawe of Jefferson City; many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, son Louis Andrew Niemeyer who was killed in Vietnam, sisters Julia Twellman and Mildred Dunston, and brother Marvin Grawe.
Clara Ann lived most of her life in Bowling Green and attended the St. Clement Catholic Church, where she was a quilter, a member of the Ladies Sodality and the Liturgy Committee, and took care of various aspects in and around the church. She worked at McDonald Douglas as one of the “Rosie Riveter” ladies during WWII. After the war she focused on taking care of her family as a stay at home mother and farm wife. She enjoyed quilting and was a member of the Pike-Lin Quilters club, as well as the Happy Homemakers Extension Club and a 4-H leader for many years.
Serving as pallbearers will be Drew Niemeyer, Josh Niemeyer, Nathan Niemeyer, Zack Niemeyer, Jared Niemeyer, and Sal Niemeyer. Honorary pallbearers will be Amy Niemeyer, Michaela Niemeyer, and Allie Niemeyer.
Memorials may be made to St. Clement Catholic Church, Special Olympics or to the Donors’ Choice.