Bauer, Luella

(Dora) Luella Bauer, 79, of Taylors, SC, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, November 21, 2013.

Born in central Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Minnie Shively Hoke and Russell Constance Hoke. Her family moved frequently, settling in Huntington, WV where Luella received her undergraduate as well as her master’s degree in psychology from Marshall University. Luella worked as a psychologist for Head Start, believing K-12 success began by ensuring preschool readiness. Her passion for sewing and teaching opened doors for Luella as a quilting instructor and pattern designer.

Married in 1958, to R. (Dick) K. Bauer, Luella and Dick lived various places during their marriage, including Ohio, St. Louis, and Hilton Head Island, SC, while raising their 5 children.

Officially reclaiming her independent status about 15 years ago, Luella moved to Taylors, SC, doing the things she loved most – reading, playing in her garden, quilting, and entertaining her many friends and family.

Luella is survived by her five children and their spouses Lisa Stene (Erik), Amy Schellhorn (Bob), M. Kevin Bauer, Lynn Samuels (Joel), and M. Colleen Hohenstein (Ken), and her twelve grandchildren.

Luella was loved by many and will be deeply missed. A Celebration of Life service is planned for 10 a.m. Friday, November 29 at the Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1135 State Park Road.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fellowship, but not to the building fund.

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