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Irene Myers, 90, of Rockford, went home on Thursday, May 4, 2017. She was born April 29, 1927, in Charleston, Missouri; she was the 13th child of Elmer and Melissa (Oliver) Stanfill. She grew up in Sikeston, MO and graduated from Diehlstadt High School. She married Rev. Loyd Myers on July 25, 1947, in St. Louis, Missouri. They moved to Rockford, IL in 1968 to pastor Rockford 1st General Baptist Church then Woodside General Baptist Church. She was employed with Scripture Book Store and retired after 20 years from Rockford Products.
She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Jo (Michael) Marlin of Port St. Lucie, FL, Karen Sue (Michael) Keeton, and Donna (Steven) Arnold; grandchildren, Michelle (Jason) Franklin, Michael Keeton, Miranda (Jason) Kenyon, Cara (Caleb) Peterson, Adam (Blake Spurling) Kunkle, Dan Kunkle, Matthew (Victoria) Arnold and Michael Arnold; great-grandchildren, Megan and Jenna Franklin, Tyler and Hayley Kenyon and Garrett Keeton; honorary daughter, Allie (George) Allen and sister, Virginia Haubold.
Funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Rockford United General Baptist Church, 3126 Marshall St. Rockford. Private burial in Arlington Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. prior to the service in the church. Memorials to the family for missions projects .

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  1. Robin Milligan

    I am so sorry for your loss!!!!! We know now she's in good hands but, it's never easy. Take care. Love you guys!

  2. James & Barbara Hamlett

    Praise the Lord for the privilege of knowing this Saint. She was so creative and funny. The example of a Proverbs wife and mother. She will now receive her due heavenly reward and be greeted with the multitude of lives that she touched with the love of the Lord. Blessing to you girls and thank you for sharing her!

  3. Darryl & Millie Carlson

    Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers for the family. Irene was such a very special lady. When I worked in the office at Maywood EFC, one day a week she came faithfully to do inserts in the bulletin. Even with her physical difficulties, she always arrived with a smile and was ready to work. She and her husband Lloyd served the Lord faithfully for so many years. Many people's lives are enriched because of their ministry. We are so sorry that we will not be able to attend the funeral service but wanted you all to know how special Irene was to us. She was such a willing worker and our lives are richer because of Irene's life. May you sense God's arm of love sustaining you during this difficult time. May his peace surround you as make the many adjustments and decisions in the coming days. Our prayers are with you.

  4. Randy Prosise

    Our prayers and condolences to Jo and the rest of the family. We will see her again.

  5. Barb Kelley

    What a special lady just went home to meet her Savior! I'm so thankful that our lives criss-crossed during my deaconess days ... knowing Irene has been such a blessing to so many... and I'm so glad to be one of those! May the Lord comfort and encourage you through the days ahead, and give you sweet memories and peace in your hearts. Love and prayers.

  6. Donna. Pels

    Was. A. Very sweet. Lady. Had. Lots. Fun. Times. With Her. And. Rev. Myersrip. Fly high. With the. Angels

  7. Tina (Luke) Muller

    Donna, So sorry to hear about your mom passing away. I'm sure she will be missed daily! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. John and Sandra Stout

    Donna and Steven and family we are so very sorry on the loss of your mom I know she will be sadly missed Our thoughts and prayers are with you may God wrap his loving arms around you and give you comfort

  9. Elaine Townsdin

    My thoughts and prayers are with as you deal with your loss

  10. Karen Brooks

    I was so sorry to hear of Irene's passing. She was a beautiful woman who will be greatly missed. All my love and prayers to the family.

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