RICHWOOD — Mildred “Millie” Myers died unexpectedly Thursday, June 14, 2012 at her home. She was 95.
Born Aug. 1, 1916 in Upper Sandusky, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Wilmes) Loverich. On Oct. 11, 1938, she married John H. Myers in St. Peter’s Church, Upper Sandusky, and he died July 30, 1994. She also was preceded in death by her siblings, Arthur Loverich, Bernard Loverich, Helen Myers and Robert Loverich; a son-in-law, Robert Blackman; and two grandsons.
Mrs. Myers is survived by her children, Richard (Susan) Myers, of Richmond Heights; Kathleen (Raymond) Shaw, of Richwood; Virginia Blackman, of Lewis Center; Patricia (Tom) Smith, of Haines City, Fla.; Mark (Mary) Myers, of Charlotte, N.C.; Greg (Myrtle) Myers, of Canal Winchester; Thomas (Diana) Myers, of LaRue; Julia (Michael) Toombs, of Marion; Daniel (Dorothy) Myers, of Richwood; and Chris (Linda) Myers, of Franklin, N.C.; 34 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two sisters-in-law, Edith Loverich, of Monon, Ind., and Helen Loverich, of Upper Sandusky; and several nieces and nephews.
A devout Catholic, Mrs. Myers was active in every parish where she was a member. She was an organist and sang in the choir at Saint Joseph’s Parish, LaRue, where she was a longtime member until its closing. She most recently was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kenton.
She crocheted sweaters and made toys for her grandchildren. Gardening and canning fruits and vegetables were her specialties. Mildred and John Myers instilled a strong faith and good work ethics in their 10 children. In a lifetime of farming, they worked side-by-side, planting and harvesting crops and raising livestock for family use and for market.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kenton, with the Rev. Anthony Dinovo officiating. Private burial in Price Cemetery will take place later that day. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday at Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, 201 S. Franklin Street, Richwood, where a rosary service will be conducted at 7 p.m.
Memorial gifts may be made to St. Vincent de Paul in care of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 215 E. North St., Kenton OH 43326.