Shirley Ruth MEYERS

MEYERS, Shirley Ruth

Shirley Ruth Meyers was born January 26, 1934 in Independence, MO to Ralph Vincent and Evelyn Ruth (Shupe) Flournoy. She graduated from Adrian High School, Adrian, MI in June, 1951 and married Keith Frederick Meyers, June 17, 1951. Shirley was baptized and confirmed on 9 December 1962 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Adrian by Rev. G.P. Dobberfuhl. Keith and Shirley purchased his father's farm and raised their children there until shortly before Keith's death in May, 1967.

As a young widow with five small children, Shirley relocated to Clear Lake, TX in 1967 where she had family living, moving to Austin in 1977 along with her sister, Sandra, and her family. She worked at the Frank Erwin Center and retired from Volume Services as a food manager at Palmer Auditorium.

Shirley became a member of Bethany Lutheran Church on April 17 1988. She was firm in her faith. For many years she served as coordinator for the majority of fellowship meals and social groups at the church, was a Wedding Coordinator with niece, Jeanne Impey, participated in Bethany's senior activities where she made many lasting friends and later at the Treasure of the Hills Senior Center in Cedar Park. Shirley was an avid baseball fan. She cared for the young, was a companion to the elderly, always ready to step forward whenever there was a need with a smile on her face.

Shirley was welcomed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on October 24, 2013 in Austin, TX secure in the knowledge of the promised Resurrection.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Keith Meyers; infant daughter, SueAnn Meyers; sons, Malcolm Duane, Gregory Keith, and Steven Allan Meyers; and her parents.

Shirley is survived by sons, Carl Frederick Meyers, Mark Douglas Meyers; daughter Denise Ann Cole and husband, Jamie and children, Ashley and Aaron of Austin, Stephanie Mastriano of Winter Springs, FL; sister, Barbara Snead of Ocala, FL; and sister Sandra Nolan of Austin; nieces, Yvonne Leslie (Bob) of Ocala and Jeanne Impey (Pat) of Austin; nephews. Brian Snead (Kandy) of Ocala and Tom Nolan of Austin; cousins and a multitude of friends and loved ones.

The family would like to thank Dr. David Wright; Dr. John Hinz and the Seton Medical staff, Dr. Kasper and the Texas Oncology Group; Hospice Austin Christopher House for making her final hours so comfortable; Pastor William Knippa for his friendship, concern and care for Shirley and family and to Pastor Kevin Lentz for his faithful visits and prayers. Special thanks for all the cards and visits throughout her illness.

A memorial service will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church, 3701 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin, on Monday, October 28th at 3:00. Contributions in her name can be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, the , Hospice Austin Christopher House or to the .

You can pay tribute to Shirley at

Funeral Home

Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park
6300 West William Cannon Drive Austin, TX 78749
(512) 892-1172

Published in Austin American-Statesman from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2013