Ross Myers

Friday, January 2, 2004

Ross Myers, 80, of Boonville, formerly of Marshall, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow. Rev. Steve Smith officiated. Music was provided by Susan Freese. Burial will be in Washington Cemetery in Glasgow. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.

Born July 28, 1923, in Triplett, he was the son of the late Ben and Willie Ann Reeves Myers. On Oct. 30, 1948, he married Sylvia M. Pack, who preceded him in death Sept. 13, 2003. He was on active duty with the U.S. Army during World War II from February 1943 until honorably discharged in December 1945. He received five Bronze Stars and several other awards for his military service. He was a field lineman serving in several campaigns including Normandy, Central Europe, Ardennes, Rhineland and northern France. He was a mechanic and sheetmetal worker for TWA Airlines and also worked for Westinghouse Corp.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda S. Vaughan of Leawood, Kan.; two sons, James L. Henderson of Platte City and Gary L. Henderson of Boonville; one brother, Clinton Myers of Brunswick; six grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.