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Helen Irene Niemeir
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Obituary for Helen Irene Niemeir

Helen Dold Niemeir, age 95, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, made her way home to heaven on Sunday, February 25, 2018. She was born March 4, 1922, in Sheldon, Missouri, the daughter of Jules Keith Sawyer and Josephine Welker Sawyer. Helen grew up in Parsons, Kansas and attended schools there graduating from Parsons High School with the Class of 1940. She then completed a course of study at Labette Community College. In April of 1943, she married Howard H. Dold at a church in Dennis, Kansas, prior to his deployment to Europe with the US Army Combat Engineers. While living in Lawrence, Kansas, after the war where Howard attended pharmacy school, a son was born to this union, Gaylord L. Dold. Wichita then became home for nearly thirty years. Howard died in May of 1975. In 1980, Helen was introduced by a friend to her friend’s brother, Glen Niemeir, who had also lost his spouse. Glen and Helen hit it off, and were married on June 1, 1980, at which time Helen retired from her position with Santa Fe Trail Transport in Wichita and moved with her groom to his farm on the Kansas/Missouri state line northeast of Ft. Scott. Helen was a long-time member of the West Liberty United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star (first in Fulton and then Ft. Scott). She loved to travel with her husband, Glen and their family in their Airstream travel trailer with the Wally Bryam Caravan Club throughout the US and Canada, traveling over the years to many of the lower forty-eight states and also Alaska.
Helen is survived by her step-children; Glenda Lalman (Bill), Carol Ruble (Dan), Doug Niemeir (Diana), all of Ft. Scott and Gilbert Niemeir (Linda), of Camden, Arkansas. She is also survived by ten step-grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her two brothers, her husband Howard Dold in 1975, her husband, Glen Niemeir in 2010 and her son, Gaylord in January of 2018.
Pastor Tom Mullins and Rhonda Headley will conduct funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Friday, March 2nd at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Mercy Hospice or West Liberty United Methodist Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cheney Witt Chapel

201 S. Main St.
Fort Scott, KS 66701





10:00 AM
Cheney Witt Chapel

201 S. Main St.
Fort Scott, KS 66701

Cemetery Details


U.S. National Cemetery

900 E. National Ave.
Fort, Scott 66701

Memorial Contribution

West Liberty United Methodist Church

2549 Valley Road
Fulton, KS 66738

Mercy Hospice


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