Lulie Sprouse Myers, 90, steelworker, homemaker

February 01, 2005

Lulie Sprouse Myers, a former Pasadena homemaker who worked at Bethlehem Steel during World War II, died of respiratory failure Jan. 25 at Harrison House of Georgetown, a Delaware nursing home. She was 90.

Lulie Sprouse was born in Boyce County, Ky. The eldest of 11 children, she was about 16 when she married Stirl T. Johnson. They lived in Ohio before moving to Baltimore during World War II.

The couple worked at Bethlehem Steel, where Mrs. Myers was a burner. They divorced during the war.

After the war, she married George W. Myers and moved to Pasadena, where she was a homemaker. Mr. Myers died in 1975.

Her daughter Freda M. Prothe of Laurel, Del., said that her mother gardened, and enjoyed cultivating mixes of colorful flowers and plants. Mrs. Prothe said that until three years ago, Mrs. Myers was still mowing her own lawn.

Two years ago, Mrs. Myers suffered the first of a series of strokes and moved to the nursing home.

Services were held Friday.

Mrs. Myers also is survived by another daughter, Naomi Willis of Lenox, Ga.; a sister, Faye Van Horne of Dayton, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

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