ARTHUR L. MYERS, of Angola, peacefully expired on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at his Lake Gage home, surrounded by his family. Art was born Feb. 21, 1932 a son of the late Orlo and Myrtle (Hevel) Myers of Altona, Ind. A graduate of Garrett High School, he joined the Navy in 1951 and served four years aboard the U.S.S. Waccamaw. Following his honorable discharge, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Ball State University in 1959 and his Master of Science degree in elementary administration from Ball State in 1961. He began his teaching career at Price Elementary School in Fort Wayne, Ind. He also taught at Justin Study School, served as Summer School Principal at the James Smart School for several years, and served as Principal of Rudisill Elementary School. He finished his career in education as Principal of Maplewood Elementary and retired in 1992. After retirement from F.W.C.S., Art and Sue moved to their paradise on earth at Lake Gage, Angola, Ind. He became very active as a Cameron Hospital volunteer and met many new friends there. He recently received a certificate honoring his many hours of service to the Auxiliary. He married Sue Ann (Rowe) Myers, his wife of 61 years, on June 6, 1952; also surviving are his children, Timothy (Debbie) Myers of Perryville, Md., and Susan (Tim) Scheidt of Warsaw; "Papa" is also survived by his grandchildren, Angela (Preston) Miller of Newark, Del., Ashley (Carson) McAbee of Monterey, Calif., Sarah Scheidt of Warsaw, and Andrew Scheidt of Warsaw; and great-grandchildren, Preston and Sam Miller, all of whom he took delight in and kept him on his toes; he is also survived by his sisters, Annabelle Deuitch, and Barbara Strock both of Garrett; and many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John, Jack and Jim. Memorial service is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 at the Angola United Methodist Church. Rev. Tim Terrell officiating. There will be no prior visitation. The family will greet those attending immediately following the memorial service in the gathering room of the church. Interment will take place at Lake Gage Cemetery. Preferred memorials are to the Steuben County Lakes Council or Cameron Memorial Community Hospital Hospice and Swing Bed Programs. H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home in Angola is handling the arrangements. To leave condolences go to: www.hejohnsonfh.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Aug. 5, 2013