Elizabeth Laverne ‘Nip’ Meyer, 86, St. Henry

Elizabeth Laverne “Nip” Meyer, 86, of St. Henry, passed away Monday, September 23, 2019, at her home in St. Henry.

Elizabeth was born March 30, 1933, in St. Henry to Jim and Mary (Kemper) Schwinghamer. She was united in marriage to Clarence “Oaks” Meyer on August 23, 1952, in St. Henry Catholic Church. Oaks preceded her in death on February 15, 1998.

Nip and Oaks owned and operated the Bungalow Bar in St. Henry for 35 years.

She was a lifelong member of St. Henry Parish, and its Christian Mothers Society. She was a member of St. Henry CK of A, St. Henry Community Club and was on the funeral ministry group.

Elizabeth enjoyed painting Christmas items, glass jars and other arts and crafts. She also decorated wedding and other special occasion cakes. She enjoyed being with her family, relatives and friends.

Surviving are one daughter, Gerri “BoBo” (Jerry) Buse of Holland; four sons, Donald (Laure) Meyer, Timothy (Joni) Meyer, Patrick (Cindy) Meyer and Robert (Lois) Meyer, all of St. Henry; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; one sister, Doris J. (Bernard) Herman of Tell City; one brother, Bill (Ruth) Schwinghamer of Dale; and one sister-in-law, Dodie Schwinghamer of St. Henry. S

he was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Elmer & Floyd Schwinghamer.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 26, in St. Henry Catholic Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 7 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the St. Henry Cemetery Fund or St. Henry Volunteer Fire Department.

Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.


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