1931 Detta 2021

Detta and Wilbur Neher

October 31, 1931 — December 18, 2021

Detta Maxine (Green) Neher, 90, of Mayview, MO, passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the Lutheran Good Shepherd Home in Concordia, MO.
A private family inurnment for Detta and Wilbur Neher will take place at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, MO later this week. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Mayview Fire Department. Memoires of Detta and condolences for her family may be left at www.LedofrdFamilyFH.com or on our Facebook Page. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ralph O. Jones funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St., Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524.
Detta was born on October 31, 1931, in Higginsville, MO to Claude and Stella (Goring) Green. She married Wilbur Martin Neher on February 25, 1950, in Mayview, MO. He preceded her in death on June 23, 2021. Detta was a homemaker who took pride in raising and caring for her family. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Odessa, MO, and the Zion United Church of Christ in Mayview, MO. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Detta enjoyed china painting, cooking, gardening, and sewing.
Survivors include two children, Bryce Neher of Mayview, MO and Gaye Cox and husband Alvin of Mayview, MO; four grandchildren, Jessica Wade and husband Jason of Odessa, MO, Kelsey Messer and husband Luke of Oak Grove, MO, Dustin Neher of Mayview, MO and Kyle Neher of Higginsville, MO; six great grandchildren, Collin and Addison wade of Odessa, MO, Cyler and Mya Messer of Oak Grove, MO and Hadley and Scarlett Neher of Higginsville, MO; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Detta was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Wilbur Martin Neher, 96, of Mayview, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Lutheran Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Concordia, MO.
Wilbur was born on May 12, 1925, to Edwin and Malinda (Mische) Neher in Mayview, MO. After graduating from Odessa High School in 1943 he enlisted in the United States Navy on January 3, 1946, in Kansas City, MO. Wilbur served in WWII until honorably discharged on November 29, 1947, in San Francisco, CA, receiving the Victory Medal. He joined the US Navy reserves from November 1947 to November 1952. On February 25, 1950, Wilbur was united in marriage to Detta Maxine (Green) in Mayview, MO. In his earlier years, he started out his career working as a farmer, he also worked for the Mayview Road District, and ASCS office in Higginsville. Wilbur was a member of Zion UCC of Mayview. He was also a member of the American Legion of Higginville, Mayview VFW, and Odessa VFW. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Wilbur and Detta enjoyed being “snowbirds” visiting Mercedes, Texas for 33 years.
In addition to his wife, Detta, survivors include a son, Bryce Neher of Mayview, MO; a daughter, Gaye Cox and husband Alvin of Mayview, MO; four grandchildren, Jessica Wade and husband Jason of Odessa, MO, Kelsey Messer and husband Luke of Oak Grove, MO, Dustin Neher of Mayview, MO, and Kyle Neher of Higginsville, MO; six great grandchildren, Collin and Addison Wade of Odessa, MO, Cyler and Mya Messer of Oak Grove, MO, and Hadley and Scarlett Neher of Higginsville, MO; and a nephew, Larry Neher of Mayview, MO.
Wilbur was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Sylvian Neher.


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