Ardella B. Meyer, 95, Mayfield, Ky.

Mrs. Ardella B. Meyer, 95, of Mayfield, Kentucky, passed on, Sunday February 3, 2019, at 11:17 a.m. at Mills Health and Rehab Center.

She was born in Bretzville, Indiana, which was founded by her grandfather, William Bretz IV, on June 22, 1923, to the late Anthony and Gertrude Bretz Schwartz.

She was a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Mayfield, where she worshiped for over 40 years. Many people were inspired by her faithfulness and service to the Church.

Ardella enjoyed cooking, needlework, reading, housekeeping, bird-watching, flowers and gardening. In her youth, she loved to dance, but most of all she liked to socialize and laugh. She married John William Meyer on July 6, 1948 at Saint Mary’s Church in Huntingburg, Indiana. For most of her life she traveled with the Coast and Geodetic Survey all over the U.S. with her husband and children, which brought her to Mayfield, where she settled and made more friends.

She is survived by five sons, John R. (Liz) Meyer of Boring, Oregon, Dale Meyer of Gresham, Oregon, Rod (Amy) Meyer of Vancouver, Washington, Mike (Charlotte) Meyer of Portland, Oregon, and Ronnie (Lorrie) Meyer of Lowes, Kentucky; one daughter, Joyce (John) Carrico of Mayfield; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Flora (Bob) Phillip of Jasper.

Mrs. Meyer was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Meyer; two children, Mark and Kenneth; two sisters, Mildred Welp and Helen Rademacher; and seven brothers, Arthur, Edgar, Alvin, Carl, Gilbert, Elmer and Alfred Schwartz.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 8, at the Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield from 5 to 8 p.m.; the Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 PM.

The funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Mayfield with Father Eric Riley officiating. Burial will follow at Saint Joseph Cemetery.

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