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Mary D. (Helms) Myers

November 24, 1931 ~ March 7, 2019 (age 87)

     Mary D. Myers, 87, of Oakwood, formerly of Metcalf, passed away at 5:09am, Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Hawthorne Inn, Danville.  She was born on November 24, 1931, in Danville, IL, the daughter of Andrew and Mabel Dee {Morgan} Helms, both deceased.  She was united in marriage to Harold K. Myers on September 13, 1948, until his passing.

     She will be missed by her son, Lawrence (Cindy) Myers; her daughter, Beverly (Howard) Dye; her sister, Ruth Ann Wurzburger; her grandchildren, Lauri (Dennis) Flaherty, David (Jodie) Myers, & Christina (Eric) Hamric; and her eight great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Cloyd Allen.

     Mary enjoyed playing cards, spending time with her family, and going out with friends.  She grew up a farmer’s daughter on Route 36 in Metcalf.  She had many chores when she was young that included drying dishes, gathering eggs, and getting corn cobs to be used for heat.  She always remembered the year that they got electricity which was in 1941.  She told stories of having to drive to get ice to keep their food cold and taking eggs to town to sell.

     Mary met Harold when she was 15 and they later eloped to Georgetown.  After they were married, Mary and Harold moved to Wisconsin and worked on a dairy farm.  Later, they moved to Cherry Point and worked on area farms.  Mary and Harold would then move to Oakwood and live until 1965, when they decided to move back to Metcalf to the family farm.

     Mary loved her family and enjoyed making a home for them.  She will be dearly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

     A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at 12:00pm, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Georgetown, located at 200 E. West St.  with Pastor Nick Butcher.  She will be laid to rest in Cherry Point Cemetery, Chrisman.  Visitation will be held 10:00am to 12:00pm on Tuesday prior to her service at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be given in her name to Chrisman Christian Church or the donor’s choice of charity.  Please join her family in sharing memories through her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

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