Cape Coral, Fla: - Lawrence E. Myers, 70, died Tuesday at the Cape Coral Hospital in Cape Coral, Fla. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. at the Metz Funeral Home in Cape Coral, Fla.

Lawrence Myers was born in Ansley, Neb., on Jan. 22, 1913, the son of Thomas and Nettie Harris Myers. He received his education in the Illinois schools and upon completion was united in marriage to Ruby L. Matthews of Augusta on June 24, 1937. They made their home in Good Hope where they owned and operated a grain dealership. In 1942 he joined the Masonic Lodge in Augusta and became a Master Mason as well as belonging to the Consistory and the Shrine.

In 1953 they moved to Walnut and purchased the Hahnaman Elevator in Deer Grove in which he was active until retiring in 1974. Also he was a member of the First Christian Church, Walnut, where he served as Deacon and of the Illinois Grain Delaers Association. On July 10, 1962 he married Elizabeth Liggett.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; one daughter, Mrs. John (Judith) Perino; one son, Jerry; one step-daughter, Jayne Kepner; two brothers, Robert and Richard; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Sep. 28, 1983, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)




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