In Memory: May 14

William L. Myers, 88, Fellsmere

William L. “Bill” Myers, 88, Fellsmere, originally from Mattoon, Ill., passed peacefully on Sunday, May 10, 2020.

He joins his wife, Rosemary “Rosie” (Prahl) Myers, of 61 years of marriage, and his  daughter Melinda “Lyn” (Myers) Smith, as well as his parents Evelyn (Hardin) & J Nelson Myers, and sister, Marilyn Myers.

He is survived by his sister, Patricia (Newell) Lechifflard, of Vero Beach; children, David N. Myers, of Mattoon Ill., Lisa G. Myers, and Billi Rose (Myers), & “Bob” Ramsey, both of Vero Beach; including 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Mary Frances Sipes.

Bill served in the United States Army National Guard and was a trained medic.

He was a certified semi truck driver for many years, then worked 27 years at Piper Aircraft, volunteered on IRC Sheriff’s Dept. Auxiliary, and served 10 years as a Corrections Officer where he was deemed a Hero for saving an inmate’s life. He served under the four different Sheriffs in his time there.

His hobbies included making people laugh at every turn.  He loved his family, airboats, and was one of the founding members of the Indian River County Airboat Assn.  He was an avid handyman and was able to do just about anything.  He built his own home with the help of his son and many awesome friends.

In these latter years he enjoyed helping others, sipping coffee and socializing at Café Latte Da in Sebastian and keeping a smile on as many faces as possible.  One of his best jokes was how he spent 10 years in jail… LOL

He was an awesome son, brother, uncle, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend.  He will be sorely missed by his family, and friends.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday May 24, at his home 126 S. Pine St., Fellsmere.  It will be held outside from 12-4 with no particular agenda due to Covid19.  It will be more of a visitation than service and you may come anytime in those hours to honor him.

Kathryn Mary Rivenbark, 98, Vero Beach

Kathryn Mary Rivenbark, 98, of Vero Beach, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at her home. She was born July 31, 1921, to Ross and Mildred Pearson of Lancaster, Pa.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Luke R. Rivenbark; her son, William Rivenbark; her grandson, Eric Moore; and her brothers and sisters.

She was a loving and devoted housewife, mother, and grandmother. She loved cooking, sewing as well as many other crafts. Above all else, she loving being involved with her family as our friend and advisor.  She loved and enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much.

She also loved her church and was actively involved with serving dinners as long as she was able too at the First United Methodist Church of Vero Beach,

She is survived by her son, Richard (Judy) Rivenbark; daughter, Susan (Jack) Large; “adopted” daughter, Kathy (Ellis) Greene, of Vero Beach; grandchildren, Nathan Moore, Jerrad Ronda, Matt and David Rivenbark; great-grandchildren, Keira Ronda and Ava Rivenbark; one niece, Ann Roher, of Lancaster, Pa.

Given that the country is still in the midst of the COVID19 virus the family is choosing to have a service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice at 1110 35 LN, Vero Beach, FL 32960

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