Emaline Eva Meyers, 92, of Orchard Grove Retirement Community, Bellevue, died of natural causes, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006.
She was born July 12, 1914, in Bumpus Mills, Tenn., the daughter of Joseph Wesley Pryor and Bessie (Wallace) Pryor, now deceased.
Her family moved to Detroit to seek work during the Great Depression when she was a teenager. She quit school and took a job at a lunch counter to help support her six brothers and sisters. During World War II she worked at the Willow Run Bomber Plant near Ypsilanti, Mich., where she met Roy Meyers. They were married in 1942 and lived around Ann Arbor, Mich., until 1957 when they moved to Ohio because of Mr. Meyers' employment with Ford Motor Co. at Sandusky.
In Bellevue, she was a housewife, a mother, a grandmother and a volunteer. She served as a Cub Scout Den Mother and was a member of Green Thumb Garden Club and the Antique Club of Bellevue and was a Welcome Wagon Hostess. She was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ and a founding member of the Bellevue Church of Christ.
During the late 1960s and 70s, she and Roy maintained a 1900s style farm on Dogtown Road, where they grew peanuts and entertained friends and family groups. Since the late 70s they had a cottage at Lakeside, sharing summers there with family and friends. In 1971 she earned her GED and was proud to be a high school graduate. She and Roy enjoyed traveling and often spoke of visiting the Holy Land.
Surviving are her two sons, John (Suzanne) of Bellevue and Reid (Ann) of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Ben of New York City, Elizabeth (Matt) Hendrickson of Columbia, Mo., Thomas of New York City, Peter (Meredith) of New York City, Reagan of San Antonio and Katelyn of Fort Worth; great-grandson, Alexander Thor Hendrickson; sister, Maxine of St. Clair Shores, Mich.; and her brother, John of San Diego.
She was preceded in death by her husband in December 2005; brothers, Holland and Bill; and sisters, Vera and Margaret.
Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Thursday in Foos and Son Funeral Home, 311 W. Main St., Bellevue, where services will be 11 a.m. Friday. Interment will follow at Bellevue Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bellevue Church of Christ or to the Bellevue Society for the Arts.