William “Bill” E. Mayers
William “Bill” Edward Mayers, age 82, of Hamilton, MO, passed away at his home on July 16, 2018. He lived in Hamilton since 1985.
Bill was born on March 16, 1936, in Macon, to Raymond Edward and Goldie Fern (Falkiner) Mayers. He received his education at Northeast Missouri State Teacher College (Truman State), and majored in business/accounting and education. He only lacked two semesters to earning his PhD. He was a principal, teacher and coach at numerous Missouri school districts including Salisbury, Bevier, Marceline, Pattonsburg, and the last five years, 1985-1990, in Hamilton, capping off an illustrious career in school administration and education. After retirement, he established the education program at Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron.
He was a member of the Hamilton Federated Church, a charter member of Alpha Kappa Lambda at Truman State, an Alpha Phi Omega member, and a past member of the Shriners, Lions, and the Masonic Lodge.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Daryl Tebbenkamp; granddaughter, Haley Stelling; and an infant grandson, Bradley Tebbenkamp.
On Oct. 21, 2001, he married Susan Hawkins at the Excelsior Springs Methodist Church. She survives of the home.
Additional survivors include his brother-in-law, David Hawkins of Hamilton; six children, Rhonda Tebbenkamp of Salisbury, Sue (Sam) Guthrie of Marceline, Ron (Susan) Mayers of Chillicothe, Shelly (Larry) Radley of Excelsior Springs, Michael (Lorna) Hill of Fulton, and Robbie (Nikki) Hill of Kearney; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Cremation has been entrusted to Bram Funeral Home in Hamilton. A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 20, at the Hamilton Federated Church. A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the church. A private family inurnment will take place at Cameron Memory Gardens in Cameron, following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hamilton Federated Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Bram Funeral Home in Hamilton. www.bramfuneralservices.com