Barbara Elaine Evans Myers, age 82, Joplin, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2013 at her daughters home with family at her side. Barbara was born April 28, 1930 in Stoneham, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Paul Wesley Evans and Marjorie Mary McPhee Evans. She graduated from Wakefield High School in 1948, and served in the United States Navy where she was stationed in San Diego, California working in communications. She married Harold Warren Myers on April 11, 1953 in Melrose, Massachusetts; he preceded her in death in 1980. Barbara worked for St. Johns Regional Medical Center for over 29 years in the Dietary Department, retiring in 1996. In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Gary Nelson. Survivors include her children, Stephen Myers and wife Wendy of Houston, Texas, Deborah Degginger and husband Mike of Enterprise, Alabama, and Robin Nelson of Joplin; sister, Virginia Muse of Wakefield, Massachusetts; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, February 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in Parker Mortuary Chapel with Dr. John Swadley officiating. Interment will follow in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at Parker Mortuary on Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
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Published in The Wakefield Observer from Feb. 14 to Feb. 21, 2013