John L. Myers, 70, of Stonington, passed away December 28, 2011 at 12:29 am at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. He was born January 16, 1941 in Shelbyville, the son of Hershel and Della (Burton) Myers. He married Kay Coleman in August, 1967 in Taylorville. He was a retired farmer and was employed at the Garwood Seed Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam Conflict.
He is survived by his wife, Kay; mother, Della Myers, Pana; son John A. (Robin) Myers of Mattoon; brothers Richard (Diane) Myers of FL., Larry (Carol) Myers of Woodridge and Phillip Myers of IL.; sister, Janice (Jim) Rabe of Whitehall; sisters-in-law, Vera (George) Thomason of Stonington, Pearl (Eldon) Weaver of Taylorville, Sue Farrell and Barbara Coleman both of Decatur; brothers-in-law, Charlie (Shirley) Coleman of Stonington and David (Mary) Coleman of Decatur; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father; sisters, Shirley Blakeman and Elda Dodd; brothers, Gerald Myers, Hershel Carroll Myers and Dwight Myers.
Graveside Rites will be Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 11:00 am at Old Stonington Cemetery in Stonington with Military Rites by Stonington American Legion Post #257 and Rev. Jason Triplett officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, December 30, 2011 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville. Sign on-line guestbook at www.suttonmemorialhome.com. Memorials may be made to Stonington Rescue Squad 423 Walnut Street Stonington, Il. 62567