Thelma Irene Myers

Thelma Irene Myers, 94, Harrisburg, passed away peacefully Oct. 26, 2013, at home.

She was born in Harrisonville, Fulton County, daughter of the late John Fremont and Agnes Milfred (Oakman) DeShong. She married the Rev. Dr. Paul E. Myers on Dec. 24, 1939, at Asbury United Methodist Church, Harrisonville, and they had been married 66 years at the time of his death on June 1, 2006.

Thelma is lovingly remembered by her surviving children: Caroline Agnes (Myers) Reyes and husband, Abraham, of Bridgeport, Conn., and Ray Noel Myers and partner, Scott Gahagen, and Janice Lorraine Myers, all of Harrisburg; a daughter in-law, Melissa (Carter) Myers of Berwick; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and by her extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Arnold Paul Myers, on Sept. 17, 2013; and by four brothers and six sisters who had all gone to heaven before her.

Thelma grew up and worked on the family farm. She enjoyed the outdoors, vegetable gardening and planning and planting her flower beds. The birds were always fed and her binoculars were always handy. She had a beautiful voice and could often be heard singing while working around the house.

Throughout her life with Paul, Thelma served church parishes as Paul’s assistant and as an active volunteer with the United Methodist Women and other charities in Fulton, Bedford, Huntingdon, Blair, Franklin, York and Dauphin counties. Her devotion to God and her faith in the presence of God’s Love in all human beings were evident in her demeanor and in her actions. She was a devoted, loving and generous wife and mother, and she was and always will be the heart and soul of her family.

All are welcome to join family and friends at a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Charlton United Methodist Church, 5920 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg.

Hoover Funeral Home in Hershey is handling the arrangements for cremation and interment, which will be private in Hershey Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Thelma’s honor to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania or to Charlton United Methodist Church, where she was a member.

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