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Bickley Hillyard Bayer (MoMo)
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Bickley Hillyard Bayer

Bickley Hillyard Bayer (MoMo), 90, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
She was born June 29, 1927 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Walter and Sarah (Smith) Hillyard.
Bickley married Henry F. Bayer, Jr. June 24, 1949. He preceded her in death September 11, 2007.
She was a graduate of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Bickley was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority, Christ Episcopal Church and The St Joseph Junior League.
Bickley was an avid reader, loved crossword puzzles, Mah-Jongg, anything yellow particularly lemons and mustard, playing bridge and solitaire on her Ipad, good jokes, good stories, Netflix, knitting, talking to her family and details on everything. Bickley is one of the last of the greatest generation; she will be missed immensely by so many, especially by those who called her MoMo.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; sister, Sarah H. Hunter and lifelong friend, Gwen Bartlett.
Survivors include her beloved family; daughters, Sally Bayer (Brad Herbert), Anne Maxfield, St. Joseph, Missouri, Beth Crabb (Bill), Leawood, Kansas; six grandchildren, Beth Brand, Kit Maxfield, Allison Maxfield, Sally Nielsen, Kimberly Hatten and Liz Kramer; 12 great grandchildren; sisters, Margo Bischof, Venice, Florida and Karen Helbert, Cedaredge, Colorado; devoted friend, Dixie Robinson; numerous nieces and nephews.
Farewell Services 3:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends one hour prior to the service. For those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506





3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

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Memorial Park Cemetery

5005 Frederick Ave
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506

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