Service measured not by GOLD,
but by the GOLDEN RULE
Pauline Laverne Myers was born February 14, 1924 in a house built by her father on a farm off Blachleyville Road in Plain Township, Wayne County, Ohio. She was the eldest child of Floyd F. & Esther N. [Nirode] Bower. The Bower family were members of the Plain Lutheran Church. She attended Maple Grove School, was a graduate of Shreve High School (1941) and attended the Wooster Business College.
Perhaps inspired by her high school class trip to Washington, D.C., she had planned to live and work there as a secretary, but her plans were dramatically changed when she met the love of her life, a local boy, Clyde Clifford Myers, son of Harvey H. and Bertha L. [Himes] Myers; they were married on September 6, 1942 in the parsonage of the Wooster Methodist Church and she happily remained in Wooster the rest of her life following her husband’s return from his service overseas in the U.S. Army.
Pauline began her career in 1944 as a deputy clerk in the Wayne County Clerk of Courts office, working until 1958 when she left to take care of her children, Douglas and Pamela. She continued to work part time in the 1960s as a free-lance shorthand court reporter and returned to work part time in the clerk’s office after her husband was elected clerk of courts in 1962. She also worked four years as clerk of Wooster City Council. In 1970 she returned to full time work as court reporter for Wayne County Common Pleas Court, a position she held until 1983. In 1984, following her husband’s lead in politics, she was elected Wayne County Clerk of Courts – the first women to be elected to that office – and successfully held the office for three terms. Pauline’s retirement in 1996 marked 52 years of work at the Wayne County Courthouse.
Pauline’s life as a wife, mother, public servant and politician was all the more enhanced with church, school and civic activities. From the time of her marriage she remained an active member of the United Methodist Church of Wooster. She and Clyde often served as co-presidents of their children’s PTAs. Pauline’s other memberships included, but were not limited to: Wayne County Republican Women; the Ohio Arts & Crafts Guild; Laureate Tau Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi; Quota Club. For rest and relaxation Pauline and Clyde loved to travel and saw most of the U.S. together in their 61 years of marriage and, in their retirement years, enjoyed Ohio’s winter months every year in Florida.
At age 93, Pauline L. Myers passed away peacefully in her sleep at Brookdale Wooster’s Clare Bridge facility, having resided there since 2014. Her family wish to herein give their heartfelt thanks to all her caregivers throughout her time there.
Pauline was preceded in death by her father in 1959, her mother in 1986, and her only two siblings: Robert E. Bower in 1990 and Maxine L. Pearce in 2007. Pauline’s husband, Clyde, died on October 8, 2003.
She is survived by her two children, Douglas Clyde [Shelly K.] of Wooster, and Pamela Sue [Patrick J.] Hutson of Stow, Ohio. Her seven grandchildren are: Lauren J. [Trey] Chitty of St. Augustine, Florida; Stephanie R. [Joshua] Mitten and Daniel C. Myers of Wooster; Erica C., Rachel C. , Zachery T. and Megan M. Hutson of Stow. Her five great-grandchildren are: Cameron E. and Jonathan K. Chitty; Liam W. and Cason P. Mitten; Ashton W. Little.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, with Pastor Bill Sowers officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. prior to the funeral. A private burial service will be in the Reedsburg Cemetery, Wayne County, Ohio.
One hour prior to the service on Friday
Friday, January 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home