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OBITUARY - STEVEN BERNARD "STEVE" MYER

Steven Bernard Myer was born February 4, 1954, at Fort Dodge, Iowa, to Bernard Lee and Irene Gladys (SELK) MYER.

Steve graduated from Northwest Webster Community high school at Barnum, Iowa in 1972. He was a plumber and electrician for 28 years and has operated MYER Plumbing in Mount Ayr the past 22 years, having lived in Grant City, Missouri, Elk City, Oklahoma, Clare, Iowa and Gilmore City, Iowa.

Steve was united in marriage to Jackie ELLIS at the Weldon Christian Church in Weldon, Iowa, on May 26, 1990. This marriage was blessed with two daughters, Tessia Irene and Bailey Frances. Steve accomplished many things during his life but his accomplishments as a father and a husband were his greatest. Steve found great joy in spending time with his family and was the best Daddy two little girls could ever ask for.

Steve's second greatest accomplishment was all the love and friendship he shared with his family and many friends. Quick to smile, slow to judge and ready to laugh, Steve was irresistable to anyone who spent time with him. He was able to see the goodness in all those around him.

Steve worked hard but played every bit as hard. He had a knack for taking the simple and mundane moments and turning them into exciting and joyous events. His belief that life should never be taken too seriously brought delight to all those who knew and loved him.

Steve passed away unexpectedly on the morning of December 28, 2000.

He was preceded in death by his mother Irene; his grandparents, Henry SELK, Glen and Bertha MYER; and his father-in-law Jerry ELLIS.

Left to mourn his death yet treasure his memory include his loving wife Jackie and their two daughters Tess and Bailey; his father Bernard MYER and wife Joyce of Allendale, Missouri; a brother Scott and wife Anna of Casselbury, Florida; three sisters, Ginger COX and husband Brent, Susan MYER, all of Des Moines, Iowa, and Shirlee DOSTER of Adel, Iowa; his grandmother Mabel SELK of Fort Dodge; his mother-in-law Fran ELLIS of Weldon; a brother-in-law Doug ELLIS and wife Cristy of Sioux City, Iowa; sister-in-law Teri WALKER of Corydon, Iowa; nieces, nephews, cousins and many good dear friends who touched his life.

Services were held Monday, January 1, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Mount Ayr with Reverend Diana HOLLAND. Comments were given by Mrs. Kathy RINEHART. Musicians were Mrs. Nancy SACKETT and Dr. Collus LAWHEAD. Casket bearers were Chris DOSTER, Jamen COX, Doug ELLIS, Josh DOSTER, Kenny Dean MYER and Iona MYERS. Honorary pallbearers were high school friends, bowling, softball, basketball and golf buddies, friends at Southwest Builders, his contractors and suppliers, companions of the infamous Table of Enlightenment, and numerous friends and family who touched his life.

Steve was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr.

SOURCE: genealogybuff.com

Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2010

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
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