Howard Kent Myers, 54 of Wellsville, died at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006 after a
year long battle with cancer at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the United Methodist-
Presbyterian Church in Wellsville. Officiating will be the Revs. Carl Knapp, John Ray and Dennis
Goodman. Pianist will be Margaret Scott. Organist will be Vivian Updyke. Burial will be in
Wellsville Cemetery. Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Myers Funeral Home,
Wellsville, with a Masonic Ceremony at 7:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Bill McClain, Bob Nation, Carl Oligschlaeger, Curtis Peery, Dean Smith and
Mr. Myers was born Oct. 12, 1951 in Macon, the son of Howard Frank Myers and Dorotha Dean
He married Sarah “Jane” Mullen on June 16, 1973 at the Methodist Church, Patoka, Ill.
Mr. Myers graduated from Wellsville-Middletown R-1 High School in 1969, from the Kentucky
School of Mortuary Science in 1972 and with an Associate in General Education from Moberly
Area Junior College in 1976.
Mr. Myers was owner/funeral director of Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville and Middletown with
wife, Jane, since 1982; worked with father, Howard Frank Myers, at Myers funeral Home from
1973-1982. He had been a Wellsville resident since 1958, moving here from Macon.
He was a member of the Wellsville Cemetery Association Trust Fund, former treasurer and
member; Wellsville Lions Club, former president and charter member; former Board of Alderman
for City of Wellsville; Wellsville Jaycees, former president and member; Pool Board, former
president and member; former president and member of Wellsville Chamber of Commerce; Wells
Villa Board Member; former Board of Director for Bank of Montgomery County; Grand Lodge,
Montgomery Lodge No. 246, receiving his 25-year pin; Royal Arch Mason of Triune Chapter No.
93; Cryptic Mason of Centralia Council No. 34; Knight Templar of Crusade Commandery No. 23;
Scottish Rite of Freemasonry; Moolah Shriners A.A.O.N.M.S. of St. Louis; and Mid-Mo Shrine
His hobbies were woodworking, antiques, old cars, motorcycles, hunting, collecting stamps,
coins, books, guns, etc. Kent loved spending time with his family and took pride in his community.
He was a member of the United Methodist Presbyterian Church, Wellsville, serving as Elder.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah “Jane” Myers, Wellsville; three children, Howard “Jason” Myers,
Rocky Mount, Va., Jill Ann Myers and Jennifer Aliece Myers, both of Wellsville; brother and sister-
in-law, Eddie and Laura Myers, Richardson, Texas; sister and brother-in-law, Paula and Joe
Vomund, Martinsburg; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Harry and Helen Mullen, Patoka, Ill.; two
aunts, Pauline Litchfield, Fort Worth, Texas and Imogene and Arthur Huseman, Quincy, Ill.; also
nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Frank Myers and Dorotha Dean Lile Myers.
Memorials may be made to the Kent Myers community Betterment Fund as Kent wished, money
to be used with the intention of purchasing new Christmas decorations and for improvements
within the community; the Middletown Community Center or to the donor’s choice