Meredith L. Myers
Meredith L. Myers, 88, of Hutchinson arrived in Heaven on May 23, 2012. Meredith was born June 1, 1923 in Hamilton County, Indiana, the son of Lowell & Edythe Crawford Myers. He attended school in Kirkland, Indiana and graduated from Kirkland High School in 1942, he attended Ball State University and then graduated from Sterling College in 1950. He also received his master’s degree from the University of Colorado. Meredith served in the U.S. Coast Guard on the USS Acquarius in WWII from 1942-1946.
For 38 years, Meredith was a well-known music educator. He shaped and changed lives forever with his caring, encouraging and fun-loving leadership. His dedication to young people through his Christian witness was a part of his entire life. He was a football coach and vocal instructor at Turon, Fowler, and Goodland and continued to teach vocal music at Hutchinson High School for his last 12 years.
His deep faith was reflected thoughout his life in his church work and community. He was a former member of the First United Methodist Church in Goodland, where he directed the church choir. He and his wife Charlene, moved to Hutchinson in 1976. As a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Hutchinson, he participated in Methodist Men, Doers Sunday School Class, as well as directing the church choir. He was also a member and former President for a year of the Hutchinson Optimist Club.
On May 30, 1950, Meredith married Charlene L. Lukens in Beloit, Ks. She died July 28, 1999. He later married Eileen Matthews in Ft. Collins, Colorado on Oct. 30, 2001. She survives. Others survivors include his daughters: Sue Farag and husband Ray, Wichita, Nancy Myers, Hutchinson, Vicki Justman and husband Jim, Appleton, WI., and Jennifer Burdick and husband Lance, Walden, Colorado; a sister, Mildred Flanary, Lebanon, Ind.; and 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Mauri Myers.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. Pat Ault-Duell and Bishop Jim Justman presiding. Burial will be in Fairlawn Burial Park. Graveside military honors will be provided by the U.S. Coast Guard Honor Guard. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Elliott Mortuary, where the family will greet friends Monday 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be given to Trinity United Methodist Church Doer’s Sunday School Class, or Parkinson Foundation Of The Heartland, sent in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, Ks. 67502. Friends may visit to leave the family a condolence.