Ellenora Ethel Meyer, 96, Newton, formerly of Palco, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at Asbury Park in Newton.

She was born Jan. 7, 1923, in Graham County to Fred and Ethel (Hedge) Eichman.

She married Truman A. Meyer on July 20, 1945, in Hill City. He preceded her in death three days prior to her own. They were blessed with 74 years of marriage. She retired as an insurance agent, with the distinction of having the first female-owned American Family Insurance Agency in the state of Kansas.

In Palco, she was an Avon representative, Cub Scout den mother, active member of the American Legion Auxiliary and held various positions in her church. She was an avid seamstress, creating beautiful quilts to share with her family and crocheting many intricate doilies as well. Always the hostess, she made sure no one left her house hungry. She enjoyed her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.

She was a member of the Trinity Heights United Methodist Church. They made many friends during their years in Newton.

Survivors include a son, Donald Meyer and wife, Phyllis, Salina; a daughter, Carolyn Ester, and husband, Bill, Kechi; a sister, Betty Jean Kay; and three grandchildren, Brooke Teer and her son, Braxton, Blake Ester and wife, Angie and their sons, Isaac, Elijah and Lucas and Lindsay Meyer and husband, Corey Brunk.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, and three sisters.

A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, Newton, Kansas; private family burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, rural Palco.

Memorials are to be determined later in care of Petersen Funeral Home, Newton.