Edward Francis Meyer was born November 17th, 1934 in Clyde, Mo. to August and Agnes Meyer, the third of 13 children. Glioblastoma Multiforme, a type of brain cancer, took his life on December 15, 2016.
Ed graduated from high school in 1952 in Maryville, Mo. and began working for Dannon Feeds in the grain industry in Maryville, Mo. Ed proudly served in the Army Reserves where he attained the rank of sergeant. He was asked to go to officer candidate school, but decided to focus on his family. He met the love of his life, Dolore Stouffer, and they began a 60-year love affair on August 25th, 1956. They were married in the Catholic Church in Maryville, Mo. and the reception was held at the Methodist Church in Fairfax, Mo.
On November 19th, 1960, Ed and Dolore welcomed their son, Karl, into the world. In 1962, they moved to Blackwell, Okla. where Ed took a job at the local grain elevator. It was in Blackwell that their baby girl, LeAnne, was born on May 25th, 1963.
In 1964, the family relocated in Miami, Okla. where Ed took his career job as the manager of Miami CO-OP Grain Elevator. Miami is where they met their lifetime friends and support group affectionately known as the "Lotsa Family": Osborn's, Hayes', Huston's and Gilbert's but many others were adopted and can claim kinship into this wonderful group.
Ed was active in many organizations including Jaycee's, Kiwanis, Board for Directors of Union Equity of Enid, as well as Sacred Heart Catholic Church finance committee, lector, Eucharist Minister, and choir member just to name a few. He also put in many volunteer hours at the Ottawa County Museum, was president of Friends of the Library board for many years and on the Miami Senior Citizens board for many years. But as active and involved as he was, he was never too busy to be involved with Karl and LeAnne's life, including coaching baseball and softball and being present at most all functions.
As the manager of the CO-OP, he found his true calling of combining his leadership skills with a keen business sense. From near bankruptcy, he grew the business steadily, building a new grain elevator in 1976 and in the 1980's consistently maintained the number three position in feed sales in Farmland's eight State Area.
They have two children, Karl and Amy Meyer, Tulsa, Okla. and Jess and LeAnne Dickerson, Harrisonville, Mo. They also have four grandchildren: Andrew and Karleigh Meyer, students at the University of Oklahoma and Montana and Boston Dickerson, students at the University of Missouri.
There will be a celebration of life at 12:00 p.m. on December 28th in the Miami Seniors Center. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Jane Osborn 918-542-8895 or LeAnne Dickerson 816-810-3236.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to any of the following; Friends of the Library 200 N Main St Miami, Okla. 74354, Miami Seniors Center 2104 Denver Harner Dr. Miami, Okla. 74354, Integris Hospice 115 S Main St Miami, Okla. 74354.