AUGUST 5, 1926 - MARCH 9, 1996

Services for Leola Elizabeth Myers, Osawatomie, were held Tuesday in St. Philip Neri Catholic Church.

Mrs. Myers, 69, died Saturday, March 9, 1996 in the Miami County Medical Center, Paola.

Born Aug. 5, 1926 in Elm Springs, Ark., she was the daughter of Claude Leroy and Barbara Ellen Carson Seaborn. The family soon moved to Osawatomie where she grew up and attended local schools. She was a 1944 graduate of Osawatomie High School.

She worked at the Sunflower Ordnance Plant for a time before starting college. She attended Baker University and St. Joseph School of Nursing in St. Joseph, Mo. She earned her degree in nursing in 1948.

On Nov. 13, 1948 she and Howard Maynard Myers, Jr. were married in Paola. 1982. They became the parents of three children. Mr. Myers died in 1982.

She accepted a position at the Osawatomie State Hospital in May 1953 and was the assistant director of nursing when she transferred to the Rainbow Unit in August 1979. Her retirement came in 1988.

In 1972, she received an associate of arts degree from Allen County Community College and a bachelor of science in nursing from Avila College in Kansas City, Mo. in 1978.

Mrs. Myers was a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church of Osawatomie and the Miami County Humane Society.

In addition to her husband, those preceding her in death included a brother, Larry Lee Seaborn, and a sister, Barbara Elaine Seaborn.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Michael Myers, Lynn, Mass.; two daughters, Sherry Christopher, Rantoul, and Mary Sharp, Olathe; her mother, Barbara Ellen Seaborn, Parker; two brothers, Robert Seaborn, Osawatomie, and Earl Seaborn, Overland Park; a sister Claudine Harper, Parker; a half brother, Gary Seaborn, Shawnee Mission; a half sister, Nadine Wilson, Kansas City, Mo.; and six grandchildren.

The Rev. Patrick Fitzgerald officiated. Carol Walker played organ selections. Pallbearers were Rick Daulton, Randy Collins, Eric Sharp, Matt Christopher, Wyatt Christopher and Jesse Christopher. Burial was in Elmdale Cemetery.

A memorial has been established in her name to the Miami County Medical Center.

Return to 1940-1949 List