Myers, Laona

Written by David Green.

Laona Myers, 91, of S. Gorham St., Fayette, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, at the Fulton Manor in Wauseon.

She was born in Fayette Sept. 7, 1915, the daughter of Charles and Mable (Ely) Weber. On Nov. 14, 1935, in Angola, Ind., she married Jesse William Myers. He preceded her in death Oct. 21, 1994.

Laona “Onie” was a lifelong resident of Fayette. She was formerly employed at the Peters Stamping Company in Fayette, from where she retired in 1981.

She was a member of Eastern Star for 51 years. She enjoyed crocheting, crafts, canning, and playing cards with family and friends. She loved the local county fairs and the Bull Thistle celebration and took much pride in her family.

Survivors include a son, Dean (and Shelley) Myers of Fayette; five grandchildren, Brian (and Jolene) Myers, Becky (and Matt) Hyland, Shane Myers, Mandy (and Mark) Avery and Dusty Timberman; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, Jesse, Laona was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Ruth Weber; and a brother, Harold Weber.

Visitation is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service are planned at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Fayette Chapel with pastor Paul Webster officiating. Burial will follow at the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Munson United Brethren Church, or St. Peters Free Clinic or the Fayette Fire Department.

  • Front.cross
    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
  • Front.bear
    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
  • Front.crossing
    Crossing over—Jim Heiney was given a U.S. flag to carry by George Vereecke (behind Jim in the hat), turning him into the leader of the parade. Bridge Walk participants cross over Bean Creek while, in the background, members of the Morenci Legion Riders cross the main traffic bridge on East Street South. Additional photos appear on the back page of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.hose Testing
    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.
  • Front.starting
    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
  • Front.train
    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

Weekly newspaper serving SE Michigan and NW Ohio - State Line Observer ©2006-2016