Violet Joyce Myers, 87, of Newcomerstown, passed away Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.

She was born Aug. 25, 1923, in West Lafayette, to the late Bradner Evan Williams and the late Ethel (Belle) Williams.

She attended Plainfield and Coshocton schools.

She worked at Pope Gosser China Co. and Sixth Street Thearte, both of Coshocton, Dollar General in Newcomerstown, and was co-owner of Carriage House Collectibles in Roscoe Village. Gene and Violet previously owned Myers TV and Radio in Coshocton.

She attended the Church of God of Newcomerstown. She was an active volunteer in the Red Cross for 15 years, Frontier Days, and community events all in Newcomerstown, and also in schools her children attended.

She was a member of Tabiatha Club and Chamber of Commerce, both of Newcomerstown.

Violet was a multi-talented woman. She appeared in minstrel shows in Newcomerstown. She was an artist, a writer (short stories, a book of poems, "Violet's Verita of Verse," and had a column in Newcomerstown News "Here's Vi With an Eye News"), she quilted, flower gardened, collected antiques, and decorated. She had a zest for life. She loved her family, friends, and her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

On Nov. 3, 1950, she married Gene L. Myers, who died Dec. 5, 1995.

Survivors include one daughter, Star "Jeanie" (Kurt) Moberg of Nashville, Tenn.; one son, Gary B. (Marcia) Myers of Nixa, Mo.; grandchildren, Erica Jade Johnson of Washington D.C., Alicia Carol (Cody) Shedeck of Nashville, Tenn., and Stefan Lewis (Amanda) Moberg of South Korea; a great-grandchild, Liliana Star Shedeck; and one sister, Gloria (Jim) Jones of Coshocton.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Frances, Evan Gene, Bradner and Laurel (Mickey) Williams; and three sisters, Donna Eppley, Dorothy Streets and Vivian Jones.

Services were Jan. 21, 2011, at the Addy Funeral Home, Newcomerstown, with the Rev. Jim Reed officiating. Burial was in the West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown.

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