Beatrice M. Myers

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Beatrice M. Myers April 25, 1924 August 24, 2014 Beatrice M. Myers, 90, of the Oaks, Pleasant Gap, died on Sunday, August 24, 2014. Born on April 25, 1924, in Glasgow, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Naomi (Cree) Morrow. On March 10, 1956, she married Earl A. Myers, and the two enjoyed 56 wonderful years of marriage until Earl passed away on December 4, 2012. A loving mother, Bea reared two children who survive her: daughter Dawn Myers, of State College, and son Glenn Myers and his wife, Sharon, of St. Bonifacius, Minn. She is also survived by her sister, Olive Carlson, of Arlington, Mass.; brother, Everett Morrow and wife Betty, of Glasgow; and brother, George Morrow and wife, Rose, of Bellwood. She was preceded by her sisters, Marie Benn and Alverta Lovell. Bea graduated from the Lutheran Deaconess School in Baltimore, Md., served four years as Director of Christian Education at Reformation Parish in Detroit, received her B.A. from Susquehanna University, taught two years at the Lutheran Deaconess School, and earned her M.A. in education from New York University. After marrying Earl at Grace Lutheran Church in State College, she served the congregation many years as Director of Christian Education. She loved to teach children and adults, as well as train teachers. Bea led various retreats, workshops and conferences, and taught classes in leadership education. She wrote Christian education materials and articles for the Lutheran Church in America, and served on a number of synodical committees. Bea's great joy in life was inviting others into a deeper walk with the Lord. She led a weekly prayer group for some forty years, and served many years with Earl as lay leaders for St. Stephen's Lutheran congregation in McAlevy's Fort. Friends will be received from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 South Atherton Street, State College and from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 28, 2014, at the Grace Lutheran Church. Funeral Service will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the church with the Reverend P. Stevens Lynn officiating. Burial will be at Centre County Memorial Park, State College. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 205 South Garner Street, State College, PA 16801 or The Oaks, 200 Rachel Drive, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823. Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com.
Published in Centre Daily Times on Aug. 26, 2014
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