Alice Leona (Maier) Maier, 89, of Lenexa, Kansas, and former Russell resident, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Sunrise of Lenexa, Kansas.

Alice was born August 2, 1928, on the family farm in north Barton County, the daughter of Fred and Mollie (Maier) Maier.  She was baptized as an infant at the St. John Lutheran Church North of Susank, Kansas and was also confirmed in the same church.  She grew up north of Susank, Kansas and attended the country school Rude School in Barton County.  She was a sports enthusiast and loved playing baseball.

Alice met, fell in love, and was united in marriage to Carl A. Maier on September 12, 1948, in the Bender Hill Trinity Lutheran Church.  This union was blessed with two children, Marilyn and Blaine.  They made their home on the Maier family farm until 1997 when they moved into Russell.

Alice was a devoted wife and mother and worked side by side on the farm with her husband Carl.  They were known for having a large garden and orchard and she was an expert at freezing and canning the food from their garden.  She was known for her cooking.  She enjoyed cooking for weddings, the noon Kiwanis meetings and at the Keilee’s Truck Stop in Russell.  She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church Bender Hill and United Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Milberger, Kansas. She was also a member of WELCA – Women Evangelical Lutheran Church Association.  She also enjoyed quilting, sewing, playing cards, putting together puzzles and being a Sunday school teacher.  She enjoyed watching Kansas City Royals, Kansas University and Kansas State University basketball games.  Most of all she loved spending time with her family especially her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving family include her daughter, Marilyn Maier of Kansas City, Kansas; son Blaine Maier (Lori) of Russell, Kansas; five grandchildren, Marci Scheuerman, Micah Scheuerman, Marc Scheuerman (Corrie), Cameron Maier (Elizabeth) and Kaylee Maier; and two great grandchildren, Brooklynn Maier and Wayde Maier.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents, husband Carl on June 18, 2015, infant daughter, brother Alvin Maier and sister, Ottelia “Tillie” Wegele.

Celebration of Alice’s Life will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell.  Burial will follow at the St. John Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday, June 18, 2018, at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  A Memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association.  Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.


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