Maxine B. Myers, churchwoman, dies

Homemaker had been Sunday school superintendent at Hereford United Methodist

July 29, 2011|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Sun reporter

Maxine B. Myers, a homemaker and active churchwoman, died July 21 of chronic congestive heart failure at the Cromwell Center in Towson.

The longtime Parkton resident was 83.

The daughter of a streetcar motorman and a teacher, the former Maxine White Bowen was born in Baltimore and raised on Walbrook Avenue.

After graduating from Western High School in 1945, she went to work as a clerk for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, until her marriage in 1952 to Franklin L. Myers, a postal carrier.

The couple, who had lived on Cecil Avenue, moved in 1960 to Mount Carmel Road in Parkton.

Mrs. Myers canned vegetables from the extensive garden her husband had planted and also made jellies, jams and pickles.

A member of Hereford United Methodist Church since the early 1960s, Mrs. Myers had taught Sunday school and was Sunday school superintendent there for many years.

She was also a coordinator for the church's vacation Bible school, a longtime member of the United Methodist Women, and a member of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee.

Mrs. Myers was a volunteer at the Mount Carmel Senior Center.

She was an accomplished seamstress and quilter, and enjoyed teaching crocheting and knitting to children and adults.

Services were held Monday.

In addition to her husband of 59 years, Mrs. Myers is survived by four sons, Michael K. Myers of Eldersburg, Ronald L. Myers of Chester, Conn., Thomas A. Myers of Summerville, S.C., and James F. Myers of Irving, Texas; four daughters, Linda C. Noel of Freeland, Kathleen M. Greer of Manchester, Gail D. Myers of Monkton and Susan K. Baker of Westminster; a brother, Daniel J. Bowen of Forest Hill; two sisters, JoAnn Walker of Jackson, Tenn., and Barbara McLaughlin of Rockingham, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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