Early life and education
Mildred Mason was born in 1908 in Weston, Ohio. Mason earned a nursing degree from St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing in 1932 in Toledo, Ohio. Bayer was married to Charles Bayer, a physician.
Bayer founded two clinics in Toledo and Lucas County for migrant farm workers in 1960. Bayer helped establish Mobile Meals in Toledo in 1967, and was the organizations first volunteer coordinator.
In 1984, Bayer founded Health Clinics International (HCI), a non-profit organization based in Toledo, to provide medical care to the homeless and other under served populations.
Bayer helped pass Ohio State legislation that requires a nursing home operators to be licensed.
Later life and death
Bayer died in 1990.