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Eunice Myers

Mount Ayr

Published: Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 9:01 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 9:15 a.m. CDT

Eunice I. Myers, 90, of Mount Ayr died Jan. 7, 2014, at her home.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Church of Jesus Christ, Mount Ayr Restoration Branch. Burial of cremated remains will be private at Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr. Visitation with family present will be 1:30 to 2 p.m. service time Saturday at the church. Memorials may be given in Eunice’s name to be decided at a later date.  Online condolences may be left at www.watsonarmstrongfh.com.

Eunice Irene Atherton, daughter of Leora Eunice (Twining) and John Eugene Atherton, was born Oct. 12, 1923, in West Branch, Ogemaw County, Mich. Her father died in an accident when she was 5, and her mother later married Henry Carl Gussman.

Eunice completed the 11th grade.

Eunice became a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at age 8.

On July 18, 1943, Eunice married George Joseph Myers of Rose City, Mich., at the church in West Branch. They raised their family in Michigan until 1973, when they moved to Lamoni.

In 1980, they moved to Mount Ayr, where she resided until her death.

Eunice was a homemaker, except for a short time when she worked as a waitress and department clerk.

Eunice is survived by her children, John (Veronica) Myers, Sue Beck, Robert Myers, and Kathleen (Larry) White; brothers, Dean Atherton and David (Martha) Gussman; sisters-in-law, Linda Gussman, Margi Kraft, Carolyne Farrand and Leona Briggs; grandchildren, Benjamin (Rachael) Myers, Steven (Sarah) Myers, Joel (Kristy Lowery) Beck, Karen (David) Tow, Jared (Holly) Beck, Bradley Myers, Kelly (John) Walker and Matthew Crawford; great-grandchildren, Noel Myers, Christian and Paige Bogner, Elizabeth and Christopher Myers, Micah Lowery-Beck, Daniel Tow, Justin, Christopher and Michael Walker; special family members, Victoria Myers and Mary Ann Carmean; and a host of other family and friends.

Eunice was preceded in death by her husband in 2011, son Garry Dean, parents, stepfather; brothers, Robert, Joseph and Leo; sisters-in-law, Wanda Atherton, Roseanne Atherton and Alice VanSickle; brothers-in-law, Harry Rosenthal, Harry Briggs and Bill VanSickle; son-in-law Daniel Beck; and grandson Jonque Myers. 

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