Marjorie Jean Myers, age 88 years of Niles, Michigan died at 4:55 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Lakeland Hospital – Niles following a brief illness.
She was born on February 8, 1929 in Berrien Springs, Michigan to David Lyle and Opal (Fox) Billett. She was graduated from Berrien Springs High School, and has lived in Niles most of her life. As a young lady she was employed at AT&T in Chicago, and then was employed in the offices of Tyler Refrigeration for many years.
Jean was a member of Coulter’s Chapel Church of God. She enjoyed watching a wide variety of sports on television, and was especially fond of the University of Notre Dame athletics. When she was younger, she bowled on area leagues, and has always been known for her great homemaking skills, being very neat, clean, and orderly around the house, as well as her yard and garden. Her greatest joy was caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and attending their athletic events.
On June 24, 1950 in Niles she married Robert L. “Poppy” Myers with whom she celebrated the remarkable Sixty-second anniversary of their wedding prior to his death four years ago – nearly to the day – on April 5, 2013. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra K. Taylor on June 2, 2014, and by her brother, Al Joachin.
Surviving family includes her daughter, Vicki (& Mark) Shields of Niles, son-in-law Todd Taylor of Berrien Springs; grandchildren Brooke (& Tom) Garcia, Autumn (& Kent) Mikel, Blake (& MaryCille) Taylor, and Joshua Taylor; great-grandchildren Paige, Landon, Ava, Zoey, Sophia, Cannon, and Braxton; and Jean’s sister, Shirley (& Ken) Bowker of Newaygo, Michigan, a family friend, Jean (& Bob) Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.
The family of Jean Myers will honor her wish for no public event following her death. Arrangements were made at the Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home in Niles.