MOUNT CARROLL—Marita Myers, 84, of Mount Carroll, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Allure of Mount Carroll nursing home.
A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mount Carroll. Visitation will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, prior to the service. The family requests that attendees refrain from wearing perfumes due to family allergies.
A memorial fund has been established in Marita's honor. Family and friends are invited to share in Marita's life at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Marita was born June 8, 1935, in Mount Carroll, the daughter of Ralph and Ethel (Yoeman) Frederick. On July 6, 1956, Marita married Leslie Myers. They raised two children and celebrated 40 years of marriage until Les's passing in 1997.
Marita worked as a seamstress for most of her life. She also provided childcare for many years, even sitting for kids at 80 years old. She was a member of Oakville County Club golf league and was a good bowler. She always was on the go. She loved kids, and her pride and joy in life were her great-grandchildren.
Marita will be dearly missed by her son, Mitchell (Laureen) Myers of Mercer, Wis.; her daughter, Debbie (Ray) Miller of Byron; four granddaughters, Kali Matson, Kelsey (Wade) Novak, Kinzie (Richard) Macais and Coya (Zack) Shorter; four great-grandchildren, Colt, Hannah, Raelyn and Kaine; with one due in August, Jase; and a sister, Ruby (James) Johnson of Mount Carroll.
Marita was preceded in death by her husband, Les; her parents, Ralph and Ethel; her brother, Larry; and her sister, Arta Lou Schriener.