Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home
Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 11:00 am
Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home
Vesta I. (Crist) Myers, age 88, a resident of Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport, MD, entered the presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on January, 13, 2020.
Born December 31, 1931 in Warfordsburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Bundy O. and Catherine (Golden) Crist.
She was the Valedictorian of Warfordsburg High School Class of 1949 and attended the Chambersburg School of Business.
Following graduation she began employment with the Potomac Edison Company in Hancock, MD. She married George Martin Myers, Jr. of Hancock, MD on December 23, 1951. She lived in Oklahoma and Florida during the years her husband served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. She and George moved to Hagerstown, MD upon his honorable discharge from the Air Force.
She also worked in the offices of Sinclair Refining Company and the Jamison Door Company. Leaving Jamison Door, she served as the Executive Director of March of Dimes of Washington and Frederick Counties. She then served as the Executive Secretary to the Medical Department Editor of Harper & Row Publishing Company in Hagerstown. She was eventually promoted to the position of Supervisor of the Media Department at Harper & Row.
In 1973 Vesta and George opened their own business, Myers Card and Gift Shoppe, in Williamsport, MD. It became a popular business until health issues forced them to sell in 1978.
Vesta later worked as the Executive Secretary to the administrator of Ravenwood Lutheran Village in Hagerstown, MD. She retired from there in 1996.
Vesta was a member of the Valley Grace Brethren Church, Hagerstown, MD. She has also served as pianist, organist, choir director, Sunday school teacher, and women’s Bible study leader in several churches and at Homewood Retirement Center through the years. She was also part of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Union Rescue Mission in Hagerstown, MD. She and her husband, George, were extensively involved in the Lions Club of Halfway.
Vesta was preceded in death by her parents, Bundy O. and Catherine (Golden) Crist of Warfordsburg, PA, by her brother Melvin W. Crist and her sisters, Hilda E. Crist, Ruby F. (Crist) Peck, and Maye (Crist) Layton Deneen, by her husband of 60 years, George Martin Myers, and by a grandson, Caleb Michael Myers. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Roger K. and Lou Ann (Eshleman) Myers of Saint Thomas, PA. as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd N, Hagerstown, MD on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 11:00 am, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Rev. Daniel Pritchett of Valley Grace Brethren Church and Rev. Jeff Shull, Senior Chaplain at Homewood Retirement Community, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Valley Grace Brethren Church, 17310 Gay Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740; the Homewood Benevolent Foundation at Homewood Retirement Center, 16505 Virginia Avenue, Williamsport, MD 21795; or Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com
Paster Roger, your mother was a very sweet and caring lady. Very sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Lou Ann.
I know Vesta was ready to leave this life, but I will miss her smiling face. My sympathy to the family.
memories: stopping to visit when driving to and from my home, playing Scrabble, looking at photos, just talking or(solving world problems) and perhaps having lunch or dinner! I will always cherish these times. She is one of a kind, not too many people like her anymore and I will miss her so much.