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MEYERS, Joseph S. ‘Jay’ (1919-2006)


Posted By: Jane Adams (email)
Date: 10/16/2007 at 21:43:23

Fairfield Ledger
Fri., Jan. 13, 2006

Joseph S. “Jay” Meyers, 86, of rural Farmington, Iowa died Jan. 12, 2006 at Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua.

Mr. Meyers was born July 21, 1919 at Martinsburg, MO, the son of Henry and Harriett Gillaspie Meyerpeter.

He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

In 1939 he married Irma D. Smith of Mexico., MO. They were divorced in 1964. In 1966 he married Dawn Potter.

Mr. Meyers lived in California from 1946 to 1958. He worked as a machinist for Westinghouse. He was also a breeder of registered Arabian horses which he showed throughout the country. Horses that he bred and raised have gone on to win National Championships. Mr. Meyers moved to southern Missouri in 1958 and to Fairfield, Iowa in 1961 where he farmed and continued to raise Arabian horses.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Lana M. Wilson and an infant child.

Mr. Meyers is survived by his wife, Dawn of Farmington, Iowa, eight children, Terry Meyers and wife, Edith, Ron Meyers and wife, Jeanne all of Fairfield, Bob Meyers and wife, Kristi of Ottumwa, Jeff Meyers and wife, Carol of Pleasant Plain, Kim Meyers of Gig Harbor, WA and Jaymi Meyers and wife, Kris of Seneca, SC, 23 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

Mr. Meyers had donated his body to the University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City. There will be no funeral or visitation at this time.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials to Farmington E.M.T.’s or Van Buren County Hospital and other condolences may be mailed to the family at 2810 Belfast Road, Farmington, IA 52626. Arrangements by Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua.
Printed with permission of the Fairfield Ledger.
This data transcribed for genealogy purposes; I am not related to the subject.


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