Edna Marie Myers, 95, of West Salem

Edna Marie Myers, age 95 of West Salem, passed from this life to the next on July 24.

Marie was born on March 23,1925 to Roy and Bessie (Gumbrell) Reid.  She married John Elbern Myers on Dec. 14, 1941 and they enjoyed 44 years together.

Marie was a life-long resident of Edwards County, born in the West Village area, she lived the rest of her life in West Salem. She was an active member of the First Christian Church of West Salem, possibly being the longest member; where she played the organ and piano for over 80 years, right up to her death. Marie had worked in many places in West Salem and Albion; including grocery stores, the Senior Center and Kings Furniture Store.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one grandson, one step-grandson and one step great-grandson. She was also preceded by four brothers and their wives; five brothers-in-law and their wives; two sisters-in-law and their husbands and two sisters-in-law; making her the last survivor of that generation.

Marie is survived by her children: three sons, John (Jan) Myers of Kimberling City, Mo., James Myers and Gary (Pam) Myers of West Salem; two daughters, Ada (Tom) Parks of Atlanta, Ill. and Wilma Luthe  of Albion; ten grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren.

A Graveside Service was held on Tuesday, July 28 at the Moravian Cemetery in West Salem. 

Memorial contributions are encouraged to the West Salem Christian Church, the West Salem Senior Citizens Center or African Christian Mission.

Fond memories and condolences may be left for the Myers family at www.meridithfuneralhome.com

Ingram-Meridith Funeral Home of West Salem is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.