Afton “Louise” Mayer

Alton | Monday, January 18 2016

Afton “Louise” Mayer, age 85, of Alton, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at Alton Memorial Hospital.

She was born on December 15, 1930 in Anna-Jonesboro, IL, the daughter of the late Frank and Lucy (Moore) Crissip.

She married Carl Mayer on November 13, 1954 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Alton, IL, He survives.

She was a Pediatric nurse at Alton Memorial Hospital. She was a lifetime member of the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Alton, a member of the VFW Auxiliary post 1308, she enjoyed crocheting and reading. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. 

She is survived by her husband and three children and their spouses; Mark and Deb Mayer of Bethalto, Carla and Charles Naylor Jr. of Alton and Judith Mayer of Miami, FL, four grandchildren and their spouses; Jennifer and Ryan Spurgeon, of Bethalto, Jason and Lindsey Mayer of Columbia, IL, Steven and Lindsey Naylor of Alton and Michael Naylor of Alton, six great grandchildren; Evan, Adelynn, Edith, Ryleigh, Emerson and Grady, two siblings; MaryAnn and her spouse Lee Harvick, Phoenix, AZ and Susie Patton of Anna, IL.  Numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and four siblings; Thomas Crissip, Pauline Frogge, Catherine Goetten and Mildred Crissip

Private services will be Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

Burial will take place at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be made to the BJC Hospice of Alton,

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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