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Merlin "Pete" Wayne Myers

April 8, 1923 September 11, 2019
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Merlin Wayne “Pete” Myers, 96, of Parsons, died at 1:14 P.M., Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Parsons Good Samaritan Center.

He was born April 8, 1923 in Rural Labette County, Kansas, a son of Austin Whitson and Della Florence (Spunaugle) Myers. He grew up there and attended rural schools. He then served in the United States Army and upon being discharged was employed at the Katy Railroad until the Parsons shops were closed in 1957. He then worked at Cold Storage and later worked construction for various companies, including LaForge and Budd Construction. He also worked at Princess Homes. After he retired he worked part-time at Faith United Methodist Church and was the church custodian.

On May 1, 1943 he was united in marriage to Agnes Hazlett at Parsons. They later divorced. He later married Barbara Helen Whitson on October 2, 1964 at Parsons. She preceded him in death on January 27, 2006.

He was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Kansas International Local No. 1280. He enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening and working on small engines and cars. He was able to fix anything that was broken. He and his wife were members of a C.B. club and he operated a bait shop out of his house. In addition to raising his twins he was involved in raising his other children and babysat grandchildren.

Survivors include: one son – Steven Johnston, Parsons, KS; three daughters – Marcia Gale Murphy, Parsons, KS, Barbara Diane Johnston, and her husband, Donnie, Sarcoxie, MO, Linda McReynolds, and her husband, Patrick, Parsons, KS; sixteen grandchildren – Julie Dietsche, Parsons, KS, Charlene Bode, Parsons, KS, Barbara McCoy, Broken Arrow, OK, William Brian Collins, Lawrence, KS, Daniel McReynolds, Olathe, KS, Patricia McReynolds- Condon, Broken Arrow, OK, Lipinschy, Ardmore, OK, Charissa Williams, Joplin, MO, Alicia Marshall, Joplin, MO, Jonathan Gaines, Joplin, MO, Jake Johnston, Parsons, KS, Matthew Johnston, Carterville, MO, David Paulson, Wichita, KS, Audrey Paulson, Parsons, KS, James Paulson, Parsons, KS,
Kayla Wilson, Parsons, KS; thirty great-grandchildren – Michael Bode, Parsons, KS, Josh Bode, Parsons, KS
Heather Bode, Parsons, KS, Ross Benavides, Broken Arrow, OK, Natalie Benavides, Broken Arrow, OK, Cassius Collins, Lawrence, KS, Eleanor Collins, Lawrence, KS, Isaac McReynolds, Olathe, KS, Lauren McReynolds, Olathe, KS, McCormick Condon, Broken Arrow, OK, Zinnia Condon, Broken Arrow, OK, Eliza Condon, Broken Arrow, OK, Payton Gaines, Baxter Springs, KS, Tori Gaines, Baxter Springs, KS, Arabella Gaines, Galena, KS, Brayden Johnston, Parsons, KS, Caitlin Queen, Kansas City, MO, Colton Williams, Joplin, MO, Hannah Williams, Joplin, MO, Christopher Coleman, Broken Arrow, OK, Ericka Coleman, Broken Arrow, OK, Kaylee Coleman, Broken Arrow, OK, Nick Coleman, Broken Arrow, OK, Taylor Paulson, Pittsburg, KS, Madeline Paulson, Pittsburg, KS, James Paulson, Parsons, KS, Andrew Marshall, Joplin, MO, Tanner Marshall, Joplin, MO, Emma Marshall, Joplin, MO, Christian Paulson, Wichita, KS; three great-great grandchildren – Tristen Coleman, Broken Arrow, OK, Braylee Davison, Broken Arrow, OK, Hayden Sterling, Broken Arrow, OK; two additional great-great grandchildren, soon to arrive. He was preceded in death by four brothers – Alfred, Vernon, Jake and Alvin Myers; three sisters – Elsie Rader, Lora and Francie Myers; and two children – Michael Dale and Judy Christine Paulson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home with Riley Cartwright officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:00 Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Stella Wells Christmas Baskets and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357. Online condolences may be left at

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Carson-Wall Funeral Home Parsons

112 North 26th Street
Parsons, KS 67357

Carson-Wall Funeral Home Parsons
112 North 26th Street Parsons 67357 KS
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Carson-Wall Funeral Home Parsons

112 North 26th Street
Parsons, KS 67357

Carson-Wall Funeral Home Parsons
112 North 26th Street Parsons 67357 KS
United States

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Oakwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

200 South Leawood
Parsons, KS 67357

200 South Leawood Parsons 67357 KS
United States

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