Eleanor Lorene Myers, 96, a Northland resident of Kansas City, MO passed away August 2, 2020 at Anthology of Burlington Creek. She was born May 16, 1924 in Champaign, IL to James and Dorothy (Wallace) Gard.
Eleanor was a devoted wife to a career officer in the United States Army. She married Paul E. Myers on June 1, 1944 in Champaign. During this time, he was stationed in Japan, Germany, and Saudi Arabia. He served in the Pacific Theater during WWII, Korean Conflict and Vietnam era. Following his military career, they settled in North Kansas City, MO. A devoted mother, she had four children she dearly loved. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, traveled through all the continents, except Antarctica, and over 38 countries. She was an avid reader, bird watcher, a Chiefs fan since the 1960s, and achieved Life Master at duplicate bridge.
Survived by four children: Christine Evans of Kansas City, MO; Paul “David” Myers and wife, Kimberly of Platte City; MO, Terry W. Myers and wife, Vicky of Lee’s Summit and Patricia A. Myers of Durango, Colorado. She had 6 beloved grandchildren: Zac, Jeremy, Megan, Justin, Nikki, Lauren, and a step grandchild Missy. She also had three great grandchildren, Cecilia, Evie, Gabriela, and a step great grandchild Bradley. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, grandson, Christopher and brother, Bill Gard.
Family and friends will gather to visit and celebrate Eleanor’s life from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, August 10, 2020, at the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. Private urn placement will be held at Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions are suggested to alivingtribute.org or ancienttreearchive.org. Memories of Eleanor and condolences may be shared with the family at meyersfuneralchapel.com.