Jean C. (Gardner) Myers

December 12, 1927 ~ April 14, 2022 (age 94)


Jean C. Myers, 94, of Winfield Township, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2022, peacefully, at Good Samaritan Hospice Unit, at Concordia in Cabot. Jean was born Dec. 12, 1927, in Freeport, a daughter of the late Bertha (Kalmeyer) and Ralph A. Gardner. She was the widow of John G. "Pete" Myers who passed in 2003. Jean worked for many years as a night operator at the old Freeport Telephone Co. During WWII, Jean was a member of the Citizens Defense Corps. She was a plane spotter and would be stationed on the hill above the town of Freeport, where Laube Hall is now located. She loved babysitting and did so for many friends and neighbors. Jean was an animal lover and would take in many strays and care for them. Jean was a member of United Presbyterian Church of Freeport. Jean is survived by her son, John R. (Barbara) Myers, of Buffalo Township, and her daughter, Sue Ann Myers, of Winfield Township. In addition to her parents and husband, Jean is preceded by her brother, Arthur Gardener. Private family services were held in REDMOND FUNERAL HOME INC., Freeport, and she was buried in Freeport Cemetery alongside her husband.

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