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Patricia A. Meyers

Patricia A. Meyers, 80, Forreston, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 at FHN Memorial Hospital, Freeport.

She was born on Nov. 21, 1932 in Forreston, the daughter of Elmer and Marie (Abels) Brockmeier.

She married Richard D. Meyers on March 17, 1956 in Forreston.

They farmed the family homestead until Richard’s death on Nov. 30, 2001.

She was a 1950 graduate of Forreston High School. She attended Northern Illinois University, DeKalb.

She was employed in the accounting department of Micro Switch, Freeport, and at the time of retirement in 1987 she was manager of the Forreston Journal.

While employed at the Forreston Journal she was named to the Marquis Publication of “Who’s Who of American Women” in 1983 and in 1985 named in the publication of “Personalities of America.”

She was a lifetime member of Forreston First United Methodist Church where she served on the Administration Board, was a Sunday School teacher, choir member and a member of the Missionary Society.

Patricia was an avid reader and enjoyed all kinds of music, playing the piano and organ.

She was devoted to her sons and grandchildren.

Surviving are sons, Joe (Barbara) Meyers, Stuart (Joyce) Meyers, William (Janet) Meyers, Robert (Amy) Meyers, all of Forreston; brother, Lowell (Barbara) Brockmeier, Clovis, N.M.; 5 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and 4 step-great-grandchildren.

She wasreceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Russell “Red” Brockmeier; sisters, Marjorie Buck and two infant twin sisters, Joan and Jean.

Funeral services were held on Dec. 8 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Poust officiating. Burial was in West Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements were completed by Burke Tubbs Funeral Home, Forreston.

A memorial has been established for West Grove Cemetery Association.

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