Terry Wayne Myers

March 21, 2013

Terry Wayne Myers, 71, of Frankfort, Indiana and Ft. Myers, Florida passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013 at his home after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. Terry was born June 30, 1941 in Frankfort to the late Walter William “Bob” and Mary Lou (Rauch) Myers. Terry was a 1959 graduate of Jackson Township High School and a 1963 graduate of Purdue University in Agricultural Economics. He married Sally Ransom on June 7, 1964 and she survives.
Terry’s farming career began as a young boy with his father and grandfather, Lewis Myers. Along with his brother-in-law, Pat Wayt, the farming operation of Myers-Wayt continued for the next 40+ years. Terry was a member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon and a trustee, and he was a part of the Tuesday men’s small group Bible study. He was elected to the Clinton County Council and served for twenty years. He was President for several of those years. He was also a past President of the Clinton County Fair Board, a founding member and past President of the Purdue Club of Clinton County, John Purdue Club, Frankfort Jaycees, Symposiarchs, and Clinton County Pork Producers.
Known by many of his friends as “Rudy”, Terry enjoyed his summer fishing trips to Canada with the “Company”; golfing with the Duffers; snowmobiling with many of his Purdue friends; and following the history of Lewis and Clark. Perhaps one of the things he enjoyed most in retirement was working for Habitat for Humanity of Clinton County. Terry spent many hours doing carpenter work, painting, mowing, and serving on its Board of Directors.
Terry loved spending time at Moonshadows, Sanibel Island, Florida. Many memories were made with family and friends during the years on Sanibel. Most recently, Terry and his wife moved to the Olde Hickory Golf Community in Ft. Myers where he had enjoyed meeting new golfing friends.
Even though Terry was involved in many activities, family was always his first priority. He spent many years helping his three daughters with their various 4-H projects and supporting them in their many other endeavors. He greatly enjoyed watching his grandson, Jacob, play football and basketball; his granddaughter, Emma, compete in swimming meets; and playing games with granddaughter, Abby. Terry spent many hours helping his son-in-law, Kevin, with the remodeling of his home on Ridgewood Drive.

Visitation and Services

The Myer’s family will receive friends on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Arborwood by Shoup’s, 100 Golf Preserve Lane (TPA Park), Frankfort, IN, from 4-8 PM. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 1:30 PM at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 352 W. Clinton St. in Frankfort. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Habitat for Humanity of Clinton County, Inc., P.O. Box 762, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

In addition to his wife, Terry is survived by three daughters, Julie Myers of Indianapolis, Cathy (Kevin) Price of Frankfort, and Megan Myers of Harrison, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Jacob, Emma, and Abby Price. Terry is also survived by his sister, Dana and her husband, Pat Wayt of rural Frankfort; their daughters, Tracy Berry of Augusta, Georgia and Renee Shoemaker, of rural Frankfort. Time spent with brother-in-laws, Tom and Jack Ransom, and their families always brought many a laugh and fun time for Terry.


38 Condolences for “Terry Wayne Myers”

  1. Jenny Stillwell March 24, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Prayers extend to all of Terry’s family members. Having had many memories with Megan growing up, Terry always welcomed me in his home as another “daughter”. I am glad Terry took the time to enjoy life, leaving a positive legacy for his family and those who knew him.

  2. Peggi (Wright) and LaVerne Wilson March 24, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    To the Myers and Ransom Families:
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Terry. My deepest sympathy to all of you and your families. May God be with you in this time of sorrow.

  3. Calloway Family March 24, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you dear friend.

  4. Art McElwee March 24, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Dear Sally, Patsy and I send our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Terry to you and your family.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Art & Patsy

  5. Jan Kersey March 24, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Very nicely written obituary. Great pictures, You know our hearts ache for all of you at this very sad time. Rudy was
    such a trooper through several illnesses. Sorry he just could not fight this one any longer. He will be missed by many
    but especially his buddy and great friend Gary. We will always have our memories and some good laughs. Our love to you. J and G

  6. Rachel King March 24, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Terry will be sadly missed. So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man with a kind heart and a big smile.

  7. Bob and Cindy Cacy and family March 24, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss and are thinking of your family during this difficult time. He was a wonderful man and will be sadly missed.

  8. Art & Patsy McElwee March 24, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Art and I are so very sad to hear of your loss of Terry. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family through this most difficult time. We send our love.
    Patsy & Art.

  9. Helen & Dick Rayles March 24, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Dear Sally, we are so sorry on your loss. Prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Chris Smith March 25, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Sally, Julie, Cathy, and Megan,

    So sorry to hear this! Such a close friend to my folks and our whole family. I know he will be greatly missed by all of you and the whole community. Keeping your family in our prayers.

  11. Lynette & Jeff Hardesty March 25, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Terry was a very quite servant of God & is reaping his reward in heaven! He will be missed! Love & prayers to the whole family. Love in Christ, Jeff,Lynette & Leslie

  12. Phil Ramsey March 25, 2013 at 4:34 am

    I got to know Terry in the Jaycees in the late 60’sand always enjoyed his friendship and engaging manner. He was one of the guys who I could always count on to listen and give solid advice. I know nothing can relieve you of his loss, but know he will be missed by me and many others. I am thinking of you in your time of grief and remain at your service. God Bless.

  13. Beverly Brewer March 25, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Sally: my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss. Take comfort in the love of family and friends.

  14. Danny and Janelle Woodruff March 25, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of Terry. I will always cherish the memories of the fun times we had growing up.
    Please accept our deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow.

  15. Jim Bogan March 25, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    So sorry to hear of Terry’s death. I remember lots of fun times when the “Jackson-Kirklin gang of 1959” got together. May God bless you at this special time.

  16. Lynn Collins March 25, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Steve and I are so very sorry about your great loss. I know you both fought so hard. We pray God wraps His arms around you and holds you tight and gives you peace.

  17. Jon & Phyllis Gallipo March 25, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Sally & Family: So sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jon & Phyllis

  18. Sharon Mills March 25, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Thinking of you

  19. Joy (Williams) Dunham March 25, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Dana (and family), so sorry about your loss. Your family is one of my many memories from my childhood and youth years at Jackson and Antioch. We pray for God’s care for all of you at this time of loss. Joy and Tom

  20. Priscilla (Hash) and Bill Scales March 25, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    What a fine man! When you have known someone 65 years it is very painful to say goodbye for now. Sally and family, we send our sympathy and love to you. Dana and family, we send prayers of comfort to you. To all of Terry’s friends, we share your hurt and remember some of the funniest stories in which Terry was ever involved. Hoops won’t be the same.

  21. Nancy Ryan Sabari March 25, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Sally and family….Kent called after he got home from Florida to tell me about Terry. I’m so very sorry for your loss. It seems he was a wonderful man and I know he will be missed. I’ll be thinking of you. Love, Nancy

  22. Char Jessup March 25, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    You are all in our thoughts & prayers. Deepest condolences!
    Char, LT & Caroline.

  23. Dianne (Camp) Rice March 26, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Sally, I’m sorry I won’t be able to join you at Terry’s memorial but you’ll be in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and God Bless. Dianne

  24. Fred Myers (cousin) March 26, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    So many memories of Terry from the Bunker Hill drag strip with his Dad’s new 1957 Chevrolet to our get together in Las Vegas. God bless his family.

  25. Peggy Gillam March 27, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Megan, I just found out about your dad. It’s difficult to know what to say when a loved one is lost. While I didn’t know your dad, he seemed like a very special person. He obviously made an impact on so many people throughout his life. I’m so sorry for your loss and I know that there aren’t any words that can make it any easier. Just know that you and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of so many people.

  26. Katherine Johnson March 27, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Sally, Megan, Julie, and Cathy,
    My deepest sympathy to you all during this time.
    Theta love and mine,

  27. Deb and bob smith March 28, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Dana, so sorry for your loss, didn’t know him that well but he always would speak when he came into Wal-mart to see you, he will be missed, you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers for all lol

  28. Grace and John March 29, 2013 at 1:49 am

    We will all miss that smile from a wonderful person. His courage during his illness is a inspiration to all. May the good Lord bless you all.

  29. Lori Caldwell-Hopkins March 29, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Myers Family,
    So sorry to hear about your loss. My heart is full of wonderful memories growing up in Clinton County with great friends and neighbors like you. God Bless and Comfort you all in this time of loss.

  30. NanThomas Baytos March 29, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Many prayers and blessings to you and the girls, Sally, So many wonderful memories to have and hold. We will always cherish those days. Thoughts and prayers always.

  31. Lori Criswell April 1, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I have so many wonderful memories growing up with Cathy and your entire family especially the trip to Sanibel in the old blue station wagon. Terry always made me feel like another one of his girls. Terry did enjoy life and he fought to the very end which gives us all inspiration. Terry leaves wonderful memories of his life to Sally, Cathy, Julie, Megan, Kevin, Jacob, Emma & Abby to treasure in the days ahead. God bless! Lori Criswell

  32. David & Odel Strange April 2, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Sally & family, So sorry for your loss and may the Lord be with you now and always.

  33. Gary and Beth Keele April 3, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Our deepest condolence to you and your family. May the memories of Terry live on in your hearts.
    Gary and Beth Keele

  34. Melissa Derrick Martin and David Derrick April 4, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Dear Sally and family,
    Remembering Terry as a dear kind man, the same as our dads. David and I send our sympathies.

  35. Vance A. Stephenson April 5, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Thoughts and prayers to Cathy, Kevin, and the entire family and all friends.

  36. Sharon Wyrick April 5, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Sally, my prayers are with you and your family today as you share memories of Terry with friends. Sorry I won’t be there. As I read his accomplishments, I remember that he was always committed to doing the best that he could in whatever he decided to do. I know you are so proud of all his accomplishments. Of course, that determination extended first to his family who he loved and was proud. He will be missed by many and the members of the Class of ’59. So many good times through the years at your house.

  37. Libby Ade April 6, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Dear Sally and family,
    I’m sorry to miss Terry’s memorial to offer my condolences in person. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

  38. Richard & Janet Gray April 6, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Myers Family & Wayt Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We had some good times while Lori and Cathy were growing up. He will never be forgotten. God Bless.

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