Robert Dean Myers, the son of William Charles Maynard and Margaret Lucille (Humphrey) Myers was born October 3, 1946 in Atlantic, Iowa. Bob entered eternal rest on October 25, 2015 at Alegent Creighton Health, Corning, Iowa, at the age of 69 years and 22 days
Bob was raised in the Griswold area and graduated from Griswold High School with the class of 1964. At Griswold HS he held the record in the long jump for over 30 years. Bob entered the United States Air Force in 1965 and served his country during the Vietnam Conflict. He was stationed in Thailand for one year. Bob was honorably discharged in 1968. Bob attended Tarkio College where he played football and ran track. He received his BA degree from Tarkio in 1971.
Bob was united in marriage to Elizabeth Ann Baker in Griswold, Iowa, on October 11, 1966, and they recently celebrated 49 years of marriage. This union was blessed with three children: Jim, Rachel, and Greg. Bob’s teaching career took his family to several communities. His first teaching assignment was in Newell, Iowa, for two years. He then moved to Afton and taught at East Union for six years; then 11 years at Northeast Hamilton High School in Blairsburg, Iowa; five years at Grundy Center High School, before moving to Corning in 1996. Bob would dedicate 36 years in the Education field until his retirement in 2008. Bob coached Football and Track at each of his schools and was a Varsity Coach for 30 years. Bob was honored in 1994 by being asked to coach in the Iowa Shrine Bowl.
Bob attended the First Presbyterian Church in Corning. Bob was a long-time member of the Iowa High School Football Coaches’ Association. He was an avid reader and enjoyed golfing for many years. Bob was a strong supporter of the Corning Public Library. He was very patriotic and was a member of the Patriot Guard Riders of Iowa.
Left to cherish Bob’s memory are his loving wife Ann of Corning; his children: Jim (Stephanie) Myers of Grain Valley, Missouri; Rachel Myers (husband Kevin Kelliher) of Bellingham, Washington; and Greg Myers of Corning, Iowa; brother-in-law: Jerry Baker of Albuquerque, New Mexico; three grandchildren: Carmen Myers, Lucy Myers, and Eliza Rose Kelliher; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends
Preceding Bob in death were his parents; mother-in-law: Elizabeth Baker; father-in-law: LeRoy Baker; one brother: Larry Myers; one sister: Judy Wallace; and sister-in-law: Joy Shellberg.