Virginia ‘Joan’ C. Myers


Virginia “Joan” C. Myers, 92, of Napoleon, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019, at her home.

She was born Sept. 5, 1926, in West Liberty, to the late Bernard and Margaret Bower Cook. She married Franklyn Gwynn Myers on Aug. 8, 1954, and he preceded her in death May 24, 1984. She was also preceded in death by one son, John F. Myers on Sept. 16, 2011; and an infant brother, William Roger Cook.

Joan is survived by one daughter, Jayne Anne Myers of Napoleon; one granddaughter, Carlee Margaret Hohenbrink of Napoleon; sister-in-law, Peggy Wilkins of West Liberty; caregiver, and special friend, Peggy Fausey of Napoleon, who selflessly and compassionately devoted her love for her.

Joan was raised with Phyllis Ackley, whom she continued to have a special bond with throughout her life, as well as Wanda McBride, who preceded her in death.

Joan graduated from Bellefontaine High School in 1944, and was a 1948 graduate of Bowling Green State University, where she received a bachelor of science degree in education. She taught in Findlay, Bellefontaine and Napoleon city schools for a total of 33 1/2 years, retiring in 1981.

She was a member of the Henry County Retired Teachers Association, Deshler Chapter 68 Order of Eastern Stars and St. Paul United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women. She was a former member of the Harrison Garden Club and the Napoleon Buckeyes Chapter of the National Campers and Hikers Association.

Funeral services are at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, at Walker-Hoening Mortuary, 333 W. Main St., Napoleon, following visitation that begins at 1 p.m. The Rev. Michael Westbay officiates. She will be laid to rest privately in Glenwood Cemetery in Napoleon.

In lieu of flowers, consider giving memorial contributions to her granddaughter, Carlee for her education; St. Paul United Methodist Church; and Heartland Hospice, Perrysburg.

Express condolences at www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.

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