Barbara J. Meyers

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Barbara J. Meyers, age 81 of Lawler, IA passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at her home near Lawler. Barbara Jean Cagley was born to Marion and Bernice (Cushing) Cagley on June 29, 1932 near Ionia, IA. She attended Ionia schools graduating in 1950. She then attended the University of Northern Iowa until 1952, receiving her teaching certificate. Barbara taught school in Dumont, IA until 1954. She was united in marriage to Jerry Meyers on June 17, 1954 at St. Boniface Church in Ionia. The couple made their home in Lawler and the Lawler area. Jerry and Barbara owned and operated Meyers Locker and Superette from 1954 to 1988. Barbara returned to UNI in 1983 and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985. Barbara was a substitute teacher in the area for several years. She was a driver for Zip’s Truck Equipment, delivering tow trucks and flatbed auto transporters for seven years. Barbara enjoyed bowling, ballroom dancing, crossword puzzles, and playing piano. She was an excellent seamstress, an avid reader and was in the bridge club for 50 years. But most of all she loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. Barbara is survived by her husband Jerry of Lawler; her children Mark(Cindy) Meyers of Aurora, CO, Margie Fuiten of Bloomington, IL, Gary (Janice) Meyers of Charles City, IA, Carol (Chris) Holmes of Arvada, CO and Craig Meyers of Aurora, CO; two grandchildren Heather (Sean) McCormick and Tonya Fuiten; three great grandchildren Chloe, Kyran and Kaden McCormick; sisters Shirley (John) VanAndell of Denver, CO, Gwen Schroeder of Texas City, TX, Maxine Cagley of Waterloo, IA and Charlotte Markle of New Hampton, IA; brother Marion “Bub” (Esther) Cagley of Ionia, IA; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Marion and Bernice Cagley, infant son Brian who died of SIDS in 1964 and brother, Robert Cagley.

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  1. Jerry and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    So sorry for your loss of a lovely lady, wife and mother.
    Diana & Joe Gebel

  2. Thinking of you during this sad time Jerry.You were blessed to have such a wonderful woman. May God guide you in the days ahead. Clair & Sheri

  3. To all Barbara’s family, we send our deepest sympathy. May she rest in the arms of our Lord. She was a loving and caring friend.

    Jack and Betty Gorman

  4. Jerry and Family – our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May all the loving and wonderful memories be a comfort at this time and carry on for generations to come.
    Mary Burns and Dale Christensen and the Burns Families

  5. Jerry &family-you have our deepest sympathy. You have lost a special lady with so many friends. Duane & Pat Lynch

  6. Jerry,
    Our thoughts and prayers to you and the entire family.
    What a very nice lady she was.
    Bob and Brenda Rausch

  7. My Sincere sympathy to you Jerry and your family!! Been a few years that I have seen you and your wife!always enjoyed talking to you! Many old memories as I worked next door to your locker. Prayers to your family. Mary Alice (Reicks) and Steve Rausch

  8. My sympathy and deepest regrets go out to you at this difficult time. Please know that I care about you.

  9. My sympathy to the Jerry and family. I remember fun times at your house when you lived in the country. So sad for your loss.
    Bob and Karen (Bouska) Kleve

  10. So sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. We enjoyed talking books with her at the library. She had a wide range of interests.

  11. The Meyer family has our deepest sympathies. Its been years since i left Lawler but always kept in touch with the residents. Barbs daughter Margarie is in my class of 1974 from Turkey Valley. We will have our 40th class reunion this year. Barb always hd a smile on her face whenever i came in the grocery store and Jerry ‘s eyes would always light up whenver she walked in the room. I have lost so many people in my life these last 6 months especially both of my neightbors within a 5 months period. And just lost one of my cousins on Monday March 17th. God only takes the good ones. I cant express all the good times had in the town of Lawler. The whole town will miss Barb very much. Again God Bless you Barb and your whole family. Joan{Pavlovec}Lentz

  12. We were very saddened to hear of Barb’s death, and we know she will be missed forever by many. I always enjoyed our chats and her radiant smile when she visited the library in New Hampton. Our deepest sympathies and many prayers are with the entire family. May God’s peace and comfort surround each one of you and may your many fond memories bring you some rays of joy during this difficult time. ~Dean and Judy Knoll

  13. ) No heart breaks alone for God is always near. When a prayer is whispered God is alway there to hear. When sorrow’s overwhelming, He comforts tenderly. A single tear never falls that he does not hear(Psalms 65:2)

  14. My sympathy to Jerry and family on your loss. Barb was such a friendly, charming lady, and always smiling. Margie was in my class and for so many years while I worked at Fareway and since than, Barb always made a point to say hello and visit whenever our paths crossed. We would catch up on how Marge was doing, and so on. I will miss our conversations and her glowing smile. How lucky you were to have such a beautiful wife, Jerry. May all your memories be forever with you. Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Irene (Schmitt) Frantzen

  15. My sympathy to all the family. I knew Barb from bowling on Wednesday afternoon on the coffee cup league. She was such a nice person and will be missed by all who knew her. Special sympathy to you Charlotte as I know you will miss your sister.

    Sandy Jaschen

  16. My sympathy to Jerry and family. Barbara had a way about her that made a person feel special and that she valued any time in conversation one would spend with her. I will remember her presence with Jerry at the Ft Atkinson band concerts on Wednesday evenings in the summer. Her luminous smile will be missed.. Sincerely, Jane Blazek

  17. Dear Jerry and family, I’m so sorry about Barb’s death. You picked a wonderful picture of her. That is how I remember Barb. with a big smile. I babysat for you. You were great kids and I’m sure you;re great adults also. God bless you always, but especially during this time. Someone told me, “A mother’s love is forever.” I hope you find that consoling. Jerry, I pray that you get all the support that you need.
    With sincere thoughts,
    Janice Wurzer Kriener

  18. Growing up with the Meyers family business next to our family business was a lot of fun (and educational), and it was always a highlight going into the locker because Barbara was there smiling and welcoming. Barbara will be well-remembered by many including me. Peace to you all.. Jackie McKone

  19. I remember Barb going back for her teacher’s degree later in life and thought “what a strong, dedicated woman”. My sister, Karen Straw, called her her second mom. What an honor. She was great for my sister. Jerry, you also have played a great role as boss, neighbor and especially friend for my sis, Karen. The Meyers have a special place in my heart. My you cherish her memories and continue to keep on living like she would have done. Irene Leuenberger

  20. Jerry and family–I was saddened to learn of the loss of Barbara. May God bless all of you and hold you close during these trying times and be thankful for the wonderful years you all were together. John Doyle

  21. Dear Jerry, I am so very sorry you must face this pain! I don’t think I ever saw either of you without the other at your side. What a team you were and I can only imagine how you feel about having half of your very being taken from you.

    Betty Soukup

  22. Dear Jerry and family,
    We want to extend our deepest sympathy on your loss of Barbara. We just returned from vacation and heard the sad news. Always enjoyed you both when we lived in the neighborhood. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    1080 KELLY DR.

  24. No heart breaks alone for God is always near. When a prayer is whispered God is alway there to hear. When sorrow’s overwhelming, He comforts tenderly. A single tear never falls that he does not hear(Psalms 65:2)

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