Dorothy Mae Myers, 90, of Seymour, died at the Lutheran Community Home in Seymour, at 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. She was born in Lawrence County on January 18, 1922, the daughter of Ray and Mildred Resler Snow. She married Francis “Pat” Myers on January 6, 1940, at Seymour. He preceded her in death on April 5, 1993.
Mrs. Myers graduated from Shields High School and attended Central Christian Church. She was a former member of First United Methodist Church in Seymour where she sang in the choir.
Mrs. Myers began her volunteer work in November 1943, as a Red Cross Nurse’s Aide at Jackson County Schneck Memorial Hospital. She also worked at the Red Cross Bloodmobile for many years and in April 1956 helped establish a clothing center in the basement of the Farmers’ Club in Seymour, a Red Cross program that provided clothing to needy people in Jackson County until 1976.
In 1987 Mrs. Myers became the first volunteer with Provisions Inc., a non-profit organization that helped feed and clothe those in need, where she volunteered each week until the late 1990’s.
She was a member of Beta Kappa Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, serving as its President in 1960-61. She was named the Chapter’s Outstanding ESA member in 1960 and in 1961. She served as Chairman of the Properties Committee for the ESA Sorority’s annual style shows for several years. In 1975 she served as co-chairman of the ESA State Convention. Mrs. Myers helped organize the Alumni Chapter of ESA and served as President of that Chapter for three years, 1967-68 and 1975-77. She also participated in organizing the Columbus and North Vernon chapters of ESA.
She organized Beta Kappa’s philanthropic project at Muscatatuck State School in Colony 9B and initiated the Chapter’s project of clothing a Muscatatuck patient for a year. She served as Supply Chairman of Jackson County for the Muscatatuck State School for two years. She was active in Muscatatuck work for four years.
She served on numerous civic projects and boards. On September 28, 1970, the Seymour Chamber of Commerce honored her with the “Citizen of the Month” Award.
Mrs. Myers was a member of the former Seymour Elks Club and the former Seymour Country Club. She was known for her many acts of philanthropy in the community.
Mrs. Myers and her husband built the Seymour Holiday Inn in 1966, which they owned and operated until they sold it in 1988. She was in charge of the Housekeeping Department for many years.
She is survived by sons, Robert R. (Joanna) Myers and Gary F. (Janet) Myers, both of Seymour, and Steven “Pat” (Mary) Myers, of Columbus; seven grandchildren, Julie (Todd) Burgess of Fishers, IN, Eric (Cindy) Myers of Johnson City, TN, David (Abra) Myers of Indianapolis, IN, Lisa (Tom) Shaw of Peoria, IL, Ryan Myers of Columbus, IN, and Andrea and Adam Myers, both of Seymour; nine great-grandchildren, Olivia, Elizabeth and Nicholas Burgess, Caroline and Sarah Myers, Ava, Hudson and Griffin Shaw and Owen Myers; and two stepbrothers, Larry Trueblood of Seymour and Norris Trueblood of Greenwood.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray Snow and Mildred Resler Snow Trueblood; her husband on April 5, 1993; and two sisters, Evelyn Baysinger and June Schumacher.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Burkholder Funeral Chapel, 419 N. Chestnut St., Seymour, IN, with the Rev. James Hudson officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2012, at Burkholder Funeral Chapel and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Riverview Cemetery after the service.
Memorials can be made to Schneck Medical Center Foundation Hospice Fund or Community Foundation Francis “Pat” Myers Fund.
You can light a virtual candle for Mrs. Myers at www.burkholderfuneralchapel.com.