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Cynthia Myers

July 4, 1943 - September 8, 2018

On Saturday, September 8, 2018, Cynthia Myers, loving wife and mother of two children, went on to meet our Lord in Heaven at the age of 75.

Cynthia was born on July 4, 1943 in Lawrence, Mass to John and Sally Jones, Jr. She held college degrees in biology, medical records and adult education. She was a Master Gardener. Although she spent more than 25 years as medical sales representative, her passion was education. She taught eighth-grade biology after graduating from college, was a trainer for her peers, and in retirement, taught GED classes for the North Kansas City School District.

On December 28, 1985, Cynthia married Forest E. Myers. She watched her two sons, Jed and Brit, and his two stepdaughters, Jennifer and Jaime, grow and establish families and careers of their own. She loved them all.

Cynthia had many interests. She loved to garden, knit, cook and decorate, especially at Christmas. She was an avid collector of roosters, snowmen and Santa Clauses.

Her commitment to family and friends and her dedication to helping others extended throughout her life. Cynthia was known for her love of animals, having had many dogs and cats as furry children. Most were rescue dogs whose chances of forever homes was small.

Cynthia was a perennial optimist and a fighter. She battled the effects of genetic problems, survived thyroid cancer, and fought the good fight against pancreatic cancer. She met each with a positive attitude and a strong will to beat the odds.

Cynthia was preceded in death by her father John, her mother Sally and her sister Carol-Lynne. She is survived by her husband Forest, their four children Jed, Brit, Jennifer and Jaime, her sister Sally Anne, several cousins and a multitude of grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at a date to be announced later at the Kearney First United Methodist Church in Kearney Missouri on State Route 92. Donations may be sent to the Kearney FUMC to benefit their youth ministries or to the American Cancer Society.

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