Anna Belle Bayer, 97, of Festus died Feb. 15, 2021, at Crystal Oaks Skilled Nursing in Festus. Mrs. Bayer was a member of Our Lady Catholic Church in Festus. She enjoyed gardening, yard work, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Born Sept. 3, 1923, in Bloomsdale, she was the daughter of the late Charlotte (Bittick) and Jesse Drury.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Milfred J. Bayer.
She is survived by a daughter: Diane Bayer of Festus; two daughters-in-law: Linda Bayer and Sandy Murphy; three grandchildren: Scott (Khristine) Bayer, Brian (Jacklyn) Bayer and Constance (Caleb) Carrell; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by two sons: Jim Bayer and John Bayer; a brother: Jesse Drury; a sister: Anna Mae (the late Robert) Vollmar; and two grandchildren: Robert Bayer and Charlotte Bayer.
Memorial gathering will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Vinyard Funeral Home, 616 W. Main St., in Festus, followed immediately by funeral services officiated by Father Gregory Klump. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Crystal City. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements are under the direction of Vinyard Funeral Home.