Nell Maurer, 90, West Liberty
Obituaries · September 20, 2013

Nell Maurer, 90, of West Liberty died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in West Liberty. A memorial fund has been established. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Nell was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Wilton, Iowa, the daughter of Everett and Nola Reynolds Rorick. She graduated from Wilton High School and attended AIC Business College. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Widner, who died in World War II. She later married Wayne Maurer on July 1, 1945, in Davenport. They owned and operated a greenhouse in West Liberty for a period of time.

She was a member of the West Liberty United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed bowling and playing cards.

Nell is survived by her sons Craig (Donna) Maurer of West Liberty and Rick (Sue) Maurer of West Liberty; daughter Gloria (Mike) Martensen of Lisbon; grandchildren Nicki (Ed) Green, Timothy (JoAnn) Maurer, Jenifer (Zach) Weaver, Christopher (Tara) Maurer, Ericka (Thad) Hoover, Simon Maurer and friend Krista, Travis (Breona) Maurer, Courtney Maurer, Janel (Zach) Tyler, Michele (Julio) Galvan and Marla (Aaron) Griffith; 31 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband Wayne; sons Wayne and Charles; brothers Lester, Kenneth and Everett; and sister Nola.

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