Obituaries

Edna Meyer Healy, 96, San Clemente, Calif., died Oct. 3, 2014. Mrs. Healy was born Edna Pearl Meyer on June 12, 1918, to Fred W. and Elsie Sara Kistler Meyer in the family home at 207 E. School Street, Lincoln, Kan. She was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Kan., an alumnus of Stephens College, Columbia, Mo., and a graduate of National College of Education (now Louis National University), Evanston, Ill. Mrs. Healy did her student teaching at Hull House in Chicago and for 10 years taught kindergarten in Kansas public schools at Atchison, Parsons, Coffeyville, and Salina. In 1950, she was married to Daniel Shelley Healy of Lincoln, Kan. In the 1960s and 70s, she served for three terms on the board of the Lincoln Carnegie Library in Lincoln, Kan., and, with the late Dorothe Tarrence, transformed the library into a modern library and secured funding from the city and the state of Kansas. Mrs. Healy was a 73-year member of Chapter DT, PEO (Lincoln) and then Chapter US, PEO (San Juan Capistrano), and also a member of the Social Science Club. In 1987, she retired to San Clemente, Calif., where she became president of the Newcomer’s Club and a member of The Woman’s Club and of International Cuisine. Mrs. Healy volunteered for a crisis hotline to help women in need and traveled the world through her 95th year. She was preceded in death by her second son, Michael Meyer Healy in 1990 and by her husband in 2011. Survivors include David S. Healy of Washington, D.C., and Betsy A. Healy of San Clemente, Calif. Memorials may be made to Planned Parenthood.

Elvera F. Fischer, Sylvan Grove, Kan., died September 30, 2014. She was 90. She was born Elvera F. Gier in Lucas, Kan., on Oct. 7, 1923. She was a homemaker. She is survived by: a son Lowell (friend Kay Lynn) Fischer, Sylvan Grove, Kan.; a daughter Loretta (Jerry) Beam-Peterson, Haysville, Kan.; a brother Leroy Gier, Kinsley, Kan.; two grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Eldon Fischer in 1987. Services were held Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sylvan Grove. Interment was in the Bethlehem Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Rodrick and Minear Funeral Home, Sylvan Grove was in charge of arrangements.