Harriet Wanetta Myers, Scranton, died Saturday at Moses Taylor Hospital after an illness. She was the widow of George "Foggy" Myers, her beloved husband.
Born May 10, 1913, daughter of the late John P. and Harriet Richard Stephens Evans, she resided in Scranton most of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Scranton.
She helped to raise two brothers from the age of 11 and was the mother of 11 children. She died surrounded by her loving family.
Harriet was a mother and mentor to all, whose family was her life. She was the most loving, mentoring woman who was always there to listen to family, give advice, a shoulder to lean on, and countless stories and was full of laughter and wit to the very end. She loved her Wednesday night get-togethers with daughters, daughters-in-law and granddaughters, the "Poker Chicks."
She celebrated her 101st birthday this past Mother's Day weekend and recently met her American Idol Adam Lambert at her great-granddaughter's Sweet 16 birthday. A tiny woman with the biggest of hearts, her legacy will be felt forever and she will be dearly missed.
She is survived by seven children, Robert H.; and David G. and wife, Leona of Harrisburg; Harold "Ted" and wife, Margaret; Harriet "Sissy" Howey; Richard L. and wife, Valery; and Lee A. of Scranton; and Cheryl Haberle and husband, John of Madisonville; a brother, Glen Evans, Dickson City; 31 grandchildren; 88 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, all who adore their Gramma.
She was also preceded in death by sons, Glen D., John H. and George R.; daughter, Dorothy Ann; four grandsons, John Jackie Mielo, Toby Myers, Dale Scott and Hyden Martin; great-granddaughter, Zoe Lemmins; daughters-in-law, Elenore L. and Leah Myers; sister-in-law, Mary Stephens; son-in-law, Ken Howey; and her lifelong friend, Julia Milligan.
The family would like to thank the nursing staff and doctors of the 3rd floor and ICU units of Moses Taylor Hospital for their compassion.
The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Bomberger-Lesko Funeral Home Inc., 1660 N. Main Ave., Scranton.
Family and friends may visit Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to
in her memory.
Bomberger-Lesko Funeral Home Inc
1660 N Main Ave Scranton, PA 18508
Published in Scranton Times on May 26, 2014