Lyle Eugene Myers (1937 - 2017)

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Lyle Eugene Myers, 80, passed away Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, Red Oak.
Lyle Myers, the son of Edwin L. and Wilma M. (Ekstrand) Myers, was born June 18, 1937, in a boxcar at Lewis. Lyle was raised in the Lewis and Red Oak areas, graduating from Red Oak High School. He was united in marriage to Joan Elaine Smith on May 30, 1958. Five children were born to this union: Rick, Danny, Debra, Cindy, and Brian. Lyle worked briefly for the Omar Bread Company. In 1959, he went to work for the Burlington-Northern Railroad, working out of Pacific Junction; Fremont, Neb., and Fort Worth, Texas until retiring after 40 years of service in 1999.
Lyle was a history buff; in the mid-1970's he built an old-town replica of Red Oak Junction on the corner of highways 34 and 48. After restoring a barn for his daughter's wedding reception and dance, he operated The Old Barn north of Stanton for several years due to his love of dancing and history, hosting several dances and celebrations. After retiring, Lyle moved to Forsythe, Mo., where he met Charlotte Blount. They were united in marriage on March 16, 2006. Lyle enjoyed genealogy, country music, gardening, and dancing. Lyle was a member of the Presbyterian Church and past member of the Red Oak Lions Club.
Lyle was preceded in death by his parents; three children in infancy, Danny, Debra, and Brian; two sisters, Doris Myers and LaDonna Spooner and her husband, Kenneth.
Lyle is survived by his wife, Charlotte Myers of Red Oak; children, Rick (Amy) Myers of Red Oak, and Cindy (Scott) Rolenc of Red Oak; step-children, Heather (Joey) Lewallen of Marmaduke, Ark.;, and Wayne (Wisper) Blount of Paragould, Ark.; 14 grandchildren, Amanda Myers, Maranda Myers, Nicholas (Crystal) Rolenc, Jennifer (Jason) Roberts, Mysti Rolenc, Atticus, Lincoln and Gabriel Lewallen, Jayse Hogan, and Gabby and Brooksie Blount; six great-grandchildren; and four brothers; Dean (Joyce) Myers of Villisca, Dale Myers of Texas, Lynn (Debra) Myers of Texas, and Donald (Kathy) Myers of Villisca; nieces, nephews, along with many other relatives and friends.
Inurnment of ashes took place on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak.
Published in The Red Oak Express on June 26, 2018
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