Joyce A. Myers
Joyce Ann Myers, 80, of Carbondale, Illinois, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 at Prairie Living at Chautauqua, after a battle with cancer.
Mrs. Myers was born Nov. 8, 1937, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, to Forrest Aubrey Robinson and Marguerite Reynolds.
She moved to Elkins as a child and was a drummer on her high school marching band. She attended Davis & Elkins College and was a member of Phi Mu Sorority and the D&E womens basketball team, graduating in 1959 with a degree in education. She taught high school English.
On Jan. 24, 1960, she married Charles C. Myers. The couple embarked on a lifelong journey around the globe, before settling in 1973, to Carbondale, Illinois.
Mrs. Myers was an athlete, musician, college graduate, English teacher, but most importantly a mom. She raised three sons and was known for her generosity, devotion, love of pets and people. She could be seen walking every day with her dogs, Bailey and Seymour, around Campus Lake, greeting everyone with a big smile. The immense pain we feel today is overshadowed by the joy knowing she is reunited with her late husband and her precious dogs.
Mrs. Myers is survived by sons, Charles F. Myers (Lee), Christopher R. Myers (Annie) and Michael J. Myers (Gyla); and four grandchildren, David Myers, Brooke North, Lauren Myers and Lola Myers.
A memorial service will be held for Mrs. Myers at noon Saturday, Sept. 1, at Southern Illinois University Campus Lake Becker Pavilion, where a memorial bench will be dedicated to honor Mrs. Myers and her late husband, Dr. Charles C Myers.
Donations in Mrs. Myers memory can be mailed to: Campus Lake Beautification Project, Southern Illinois University Foundation, 1235 Douglas Drive, Mail Code 6805, Carbondale, IL 62901.
Walker Funeral Home of Carbondale entrusted with arrangements, 112 S. Poplar St., Carbondale, Illinois 62901.