Rolla Myers (101) of Edgewood

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Published on April 2 2013 5:54 am

Rolla Myers, 101, of Girard formerly Edgewood went to be with the Lord at 8:50 AM Monday, April 1, 2013 at Pleasant Hill HealthCare, Girard.

Funeral service will be 1 PM Friday, April 5, 2013 at Pagel Funeral Home, Edgewood with burial to follow at Edgewood Cemetery. Visitation is from 11:30 AM till service time. Memorials are requested to the Edgewood Cemetery Assn. and can be sent to PO Box 201, Edgewood, IL 62426.

Rolla was born on March 31, 1912 in Clay Co. the son of Ezra and Cora, nee Frazier, Myers. He married Alma, nee Freeman, on April 6, 1935 at Effingham County and she preceded him on April 12, 2006.

He retired in 1974 after 33 years of service with the Illinois Central Railroad.

Surviving are his children; Myrna Myers of Girard, Monroe (Peg) Myers of St. Peter’s, MO, Barbara Myers of Girard, and Lauretta (James) Newton of Swansea, grandchildren; Marc (Stacie) Myers, Michael (Michele) Myers, and Kevin (Alexa) Newton, and great grandchildren; Nicholas, Rebecca, Madison, Garrett, and Cody Myers.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Donald, Charles, and Dale Myers, and sisters; Hazel Rush, Lola Joliff, and Ina Mascher.