Frances Marie Myers 1920 - 2011 Lincoln, Neb.
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Frances Marie Myers of Lincoln, died April 4, 2011 in the Hospice wing of Tabitha Health Care Services, 4720 Randolph Street, Lincoln.
Frances was born on a farm in Wapello County, Iowa, on December 16, 1920 to Harold and M. Helen Scarborough Russell. She attended a country school in that area for three years before moving to the Packwood area. There she attended the Packwood Schools through her sophomore year. The family then moved back near the Ottumwa Airport and Frances finished high school in Ottumwa, Iowa, graduating in 1938.
Frances attended school for one summer at Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, where she obtained her teacher’s certificate to teach in a country school even though she was not eighteen years old — which was the minimum age for a teacher. Frances taught in a rural school for three years with a starting salary of $58.00 a month.
She married Wesley Glenn in 1942, and they later divorced. They had one daughter, Coleen. She married Ernest (Ernie) F. Myers on May 18, 1947. Ernie was the manager of the Ottumwa Water Works until his retirement in 1979. They had one son, Russell. After she and Ernie both retired they spent several winters in Texas and Arizona before becoming full-time residents of Arizona until after Ernie’s death August 8, 1993. Then she moved back to Ottumwa, Iowa, to be near family.
She later married Hugh Stufflebeam, and they lived in Lenexa, Kansas until his death January 20, 2009.
Frances spent 15 years with the Iowa Illinois Gas Company in Ottumwa as well as a part-time aide in the Ottumwa School system. She was a member of Davis St. Christian Church, Wapello County Historical Society, AARP, Women’s Club, and Hospital Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Ernest Myers and Hugh Stufflebeam, and her son Russell E. Myers, on July 17, 2010. Also preceding her were a sister, Virginia McVey of Slater, Iowa; and two brothers, Paul and George Russell.
She is survived by her daughter Coleen (David) Hoover of Olathe, Kansas; and her daughter-in-law Carol Myers of Lincoln, Nebraska. She is also survived by three grandchildren: Becky (Ed) Gonzales of Olathe, Kansas; Brent (Lisa) Myers of Lincoln, Nebraska; and Mark (Dayna) Hoover of Spangdahlem AFB, Germany. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren: Carter & Molly Gonzales, Larissa Myers, and Jacob & Micah Hoover. In addition, she is survived by her late husband Hugh’s children, Sandra Behnke and David Stufflebeam, as well as their children and grandchildren.
The body has been cremated, and inurnment will be at the Shrine of Memories in Ottumwa, Iowa. ASPEN Cremation and Burial Service, 4822 Cleveland Ave., Lincoln, NE 68504 is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be emailed to www.aspenaftercare.com, or sent to the family c/o Coleen Hoover, 27570 W. Highland Circle, Olathe, KS 66061.
Memorials can be made to Davis Street Christian Church in Ottumwa, Iowa, or a charity of the sender’s choice and sent to the family c/o Coleen Hoover, 27570 W. Highland Circle, Olathe, KS 66061.
This information was provided to the Journal-World as a paid tribute.