Mrs. Jerry (Helen) Myers
Helen P. Myers, daughter of Harry and Bernadine “Bernie” Calloway, was born Aug. 29, 1943 in Chicago, IL. She received her education in Chicago, graduating from Mercy High School in 1961. She followed her lifelong ambition by completing her Bachelor Degree in Business and Accounting, with Honors, from Elmhurst College in 1996.
Helen was united in marriage to William (Jerry) G. Myers at Saint Edmunds Catholic Church in Oak Park, IL on Oct. 30, 1965. To this union two sons were born. Loving mother of Coast Guard Capt. Andrew and his wife, Wendy of Virginia, and Navy Cmdr. Gregory and his wife, Rebecca, also of Virginia. Devoted grandmother of Katlyn, Kristen, Morgan, Jordan, Lydia and Katherine.
Helen and Jerry made their home in Woodridge, IL. Helen was employed and retired from the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters as a senior accountant, managing their charitable housing programs located in several states including Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Colorado.
She loved playing cards and was part of several clubs. She also enjoyed the theater, traveling, bowling, golf, and being around family and friends.
Helen passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 at her home in Woodridge, at the age of 72. She is survived by her husband Jerry; her sons and granddaughters; two brothers, Chuck Calloway, and Tim (Donna) Calloway; sister-in-law, Gayle (Gaylord) Brown; brother-in-law, Gene (Kathy) Myers; and sisters-in-law, Marilyn Fank, Carol (Glen) Wuetherick, and Ellen Myers; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Interment to follow at Saint John’s Cemetery. Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be given to the American Cancer Society.
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