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Mary Loretta Niemeyer, 62, of Columbia entered into eternal rest at 10:40 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 2009 at the Bluffs. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 20, 2009 at Centerpoint Church, 1900 N. Providence Rd., Suite 120 with Chaplain Bill Smart officiating. Mary was born May 11, 1947 in St. Louis to the late Maurice and Violet (Lindhorst) Clark. She married Jack Niemeyer on August 21, 1970 in St. Louis and he has preceded her in death. Mrs. Niemeyer adored children of all ages and spent her career working with children in various capacities. Most recently, she was employed with the Columbia Public School from 2004-2007. She also worked for Head Start, Girl Scouts, and the 4H Program. She is survived by her children and grandchildren, Katie (Randy) Doman and Sam and Tyler, Hannibal, Missouri, Luke (Marissa) Niemeyer and Timothy, St. Charles, Missouri, and Gabbie Niemeyer of Columbia, Missouri, her sister and family, Cathy (Tom) Grimmer and Nick and Zach of Cairo, Egypt, her nephew, Grant Clark of St. Louis, her mother-in-law, Ruth Niemeyer of St. Louis, as well as her sister-in-law and family, Lynn (Rick) Kohne and Matt and Kris of St. Louis. Mary is also preceded in death by her father-in-law, Melvin Niemeyer and her brother, Bob Clark. Memorials are requested to the National Federation of the Blind or the American Diabetes Association.