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Susan M. "Susi" Mayer

Susan M. Susan Marie “Susi” Mayer, age 63, former longtime resident of Marysville, Kansas, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She had been a Manhattan resident for the past three years.

Susan was born on July 17, 1953, in Lincoln, Nebraska the daughter of Dr. Robert and Eunice (Kerner) Evans. Susan was a longtime resident of Marysville, Kansas where she graduated from Marysville High School in 1971. She then attended Reese & Sybil School of Cosmetology in Lincoln, Nebraska.

On November 29, 1975, in Marysville, she was united in marriage to David Mayer. Together they raised their three children: Cari, Jeff and Holly in Marysville.

Susan was a wonderful and loving wife, mother and homemaker.

She was a longtime member of the Marysville United Methodist Church and was an active community volunteer which included delivering Meals on Wheels. A loving grandmother, her perfect day was getting up and taking a nice long walk and then coming home to bake delicious treats with her grandchildren.

Susan is survived by her husband, David, of their home in Manhattan. Also surviving are her three children and grandchildren: Carissa Ringwald (Christopher) and their children: Cole, Grey and Eden, of Ellinwood, KS; Jeff Mayer of Manhattan and Holly Brannen (Wally) and their daughter: Avery of Manhattan. She is also survived by her father: Dr. Robert Evans, Marysville, KS and by her nine siblings: Debi Rockwell (Norman), Chattanooga, TN; Chris Freed (Steve), Manhattan; Tom Evans (Renee), Blue Springs, MO; Jim Evans (Denise), Topeka, KS; Richard Evans (Laurie), Fort Collins, CO; Mike Evans, Topeka, KS; Jana Elkoubysi (A.R.), Topeka, KS; Tony Evans (Amy) Cincinnati, OH; and Robert Watts (Lorri) of Marysville, KS.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

A celebration of Susi’s life will be held Saturday, March 4 at Manhattan City Park Pavilion (1101 Fremont). A memorial walk will begin at 10:30, followed by a catered luncheon at 11:30. This will be a casual, family-friendly event. Dress for walking. Tables and chairs will be available in the Pavilion during the walk as well.

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Memorials have been established for the ALS Association ( and for the Good Shepherd Hospice House. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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