Frieda Earlene Myers, 82

Frieda Earlene Myers

A graveside service for Frieda Earlene Myers, 82, of Ocie, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at Lutie Cemetery in Theodosia with Don Yarger officiating. Mrs. Myers died Oct. 17 at her son’s home in Theodoisa, surrounded by her loving family. 

She was born Jan. 15, 1938, in Thornfield, the daughter of Charles and Effie Nooncaster Haskins. She graduated from grade school at Thornfield School and spent her childhood following closely behind her father and helping on the farm. On Feb. 14, 1958, she married C.H. Myers Jr., and they began a long life together raising their family and farming in Ocie. 

Along with farming, Mrs. Myers also held jobs at a shirt factory, an upholstery factory and at Theodosia Marina. She also drove a local Head Start bus. She was always busy. Whether she was helping check cows, tending her garden or cooking a big meal for her family, she was always on the move. She loved to cook and bake and always had special requests from her kids and grandkids. 

She was also very musically inclined and seemed happiest when she was singing or playing her guitar or autoharp. She was often asked to sing and play for her church family. 

She said countless times, “I just like people,” and she had many, many friends. She loved to visit and tell stories with any and all who would listen. Mrs. Myers was loved by many, and she will be missed dearly by her family and friends. 

She is survived by daughters Rebecca Myers Johnson and husband Bobby of Springfield and Tena Myers Harman and husband Marty of Walnut Grove; her son, Sam Myers and wife Teresa of Theodosia; a daughter-in-law, Melisa Myers, of Theodosia; 12 grandchildren: Joshua Miller, Jessica Baldridge, Logan Miller, Delaney Johnson, Amber Comstock, Christy Beaudin, Cassy Reeves, Mikayla Myers, Kelsie Myers, Loran Myers, Cheyenne Harman and Shelby Harman; eight great-grandchildren: Brock, Blaine and Blake Baldridge, Avery and Isla Miller, Haley Beaudin, and Gracie and Josie Reeves; one sister, Mary Turner of Kansas City; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Hazel Lane, Boyd Haskins, Helen Harley, Orlan Haskins, Pauline Turner and Virginia Doris Robinett; her husband, C.H. Myers; and her son, Randy Myers. 

Arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville. 

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