March 13, 1937 - January 22, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri - Gilford Evan Myers, 83, of Lee's Summit, Missouri passed peacefully with his wife at his side on Friday, January 22, 2021. The family plans a memorial service in the months ahead when we can safely gather. Donations in his memory may be made to ShowMe Christian Youth Home, PO Box 6, LaMonte, MO 65337.
Evan was born in 1937 to Gilford C. Myers and Wilma Kramer in Garden City, Kansas. He moved with his parents and three brothers to Dodge City, and there they built and operated the Creamery (dairy, delivery, and diner) and the Nursery (landscaping). He played snare drum and was a lover of American cool Jazz. He graduated from Emporia State Teachers College in the spring of 1958, and married Elinor Markham on September 6th of the same year. He taught school for one year before expressing his gift for sales for Ortho Chemical, Mass Mutual, Hallmark Cards, Modern Systems, and Healthco Krause Dental supply. He then built his own business as owner of Evan Myers and Associates—a dental practice broker and consultant—before retiring in 2008. He was a member of several local churches, Toastmasters International, American Dental Sales, Metro Men's Chorus, and Senior Barn Players Entertainers. He and his brothers are known for their storytelling, and he is, especially, for his jokes. Before he moved to assisted living and skilled care, he sang in such facilities to entertain the residents. From his perspective, above all, he was a faithful husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
Evan was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Phil and Kurt.
He is survived by his wife; his children: Richard Kevan Myers and wife Shannon, and Suzanne Marie Schroer and husband Michael; his grandchildren: Collin and Camron Myers, and Lauren and Leah Schroer; and by his brother, Ray and wife Kim; and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements: Royer Funeral Home, Grain Valley, MO 816-847-4441
Published in Wichita Eagle on Jan. 31, 2021.