Grace Earlene Myers, age 96, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Wednesday, July 01, 2020, at Guest Home Estates in Ft. Scott.
She was born January 15, 1924, in Sprague, MO, the daughter of Rev. Earl R. Bingham and Susan Pickford Bingham.
She graduated from Fulton, KS High School in 1942 and attended Fort Scott Junior College. She taught school for several years in Bourbon and Linn counties.
On June 1, 1949, she was married to Oscar Otto Myers of Niangue, MO, at the home of her parents near Devon, KS. They lived in the Bourbon county area until 1950 when they moved to Marysville, KS, where Grace went to work for Selective Service.
They later moved to Emporia, and then to Olathe, KS, in 1961 and lived there until they retired in 1970.
After retirement they moved back to their farm near Devon.
Oscar and Grace celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 1, 1999. Oscar passed away on June 26, 1999.
Grace and Oscar enjoyed their retirement years on their farm where they cared for their cattle, pets, and garden.
Grace was a long time member of the Mapleton Christian Church . She received her 75 year membership pin from Violet Chapter No. 200, Fulton Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include two sisters-in-law; a nephew and several nieces, cousins, grand nieces and grandnephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a cousin who was raised in her parents’ home from an infant, Earl Inman; and another close cousin, Hazel Beck.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, July 7th in the Good Spring Cemetery, near Niangua, MO.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the charity of donor’s choice and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.