Darlene Marie Myers, 81, Columbia City, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 7:58 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, from Miller’s at Oak Pointe, Columbia City.
She was born July 23, 1938, in Whitley County, a daughter of the late Ralph W. and Lillie (Tom) Hontz. Her formative years were spent in Etna. She attended Larwill High School and completed her GED at Columbia City Joint High School in 1980. She continued her education at Ivy Tech, Fort Wayne.
Her first marriage was to Robert Busz in 1955. On Feb. 7, 1998, she married Alva “Sonny” Myers, Jr. For the past eleven years the couple made their home in Columbia City.
For 17 years, she was a unit clerk at the Parkview Hospital – Randallia. Prior she had worked for St Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She enjoyed life to the fullest, loved to laugh, and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She also delighted in doing many things for others. She was talented at crocheting and was known for the many afghans she created. She was baptized into the Lord, her Savior which is Christ Jesus, who was always the priority in her life.
She attended the Church of Christ at Lincolnway, Columbia City.
She is survived by her husband Alva “Sonny” Myers; two sons, Mark (Kathy) Busz, Warsaw; and Max (Lisa) Busz, Pierceton; a daughter, Mary Ann Gable, Fort Wayne; two step-daughters, Linda L. Screeton, Fort Wayne and Susan M. (Mark) Haudenschild, Churubusco; 22 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren.
Additionally, she was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Tom Hontz, and a step-daughter, Vicki Thompson.
The funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial is at Salem Cemetery, Wilmot. Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the Woodburn Children’s Home or the Church of Christ at Lincolnway building fund.