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Subject: Sandy Myers 1940-1999

A tear is shed in cyberspace today, as yet another beautiful individual passes from this world into the next.

Sandy Myers a long-term Roots-L supporter, screener, list owner, and avid genealogist escaped the shackles of this mortal world for a more peaceful pain free existence, after a long illness, Wednesday evening, March 10th, 1999.

Sandy will be missed by her fellow genealogists, family and friends. She was unique being, a friend and mentor in the genealogical world known as "rootsweb".

She moves now from genealogist to ancestor. May the efforts of her lifetime further fertilize the roots of this and future generations.

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Sandy's son-in-law writes:

Sandra L. Myers died just before midnight on March 10. She was 58. Jim, her husband of 40 years was at her bedside along with other family members. Sandy had struggled with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for over five years.

My wife (her daughter) visited her in December and then again in late February and noted that she seemed more tired and a little weaker during the second visit. Shortly after her daughter's visit, Sandra entered the St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Missouri. Doctors soon confirmed that her illness was in its end stages, and worked to make her as comfortable as possible. When Sandra died late Tuesday, she and her husband had been visited by numerous family members and friends. I will always remember Sandra for her uncommon intelligence, genuine interest in those around her, as well as always having the right answer to any question. She was one of the smartest people I have ever known. Sandra could always be counted on to provide answers for the toughest New York Times crossword puzzle clues. She spoke with her daughter almost everyday, and was frequently consulted to provide answers to routine and more cerebral questions. Her death saddens us all. Below, I am pasting the text of her obituary, which will run in the Springfield newspaper this weekend. Feel free to contact us (Tom and Melinda Zachar), our e-mail address is

Sandra L. Myers, 58, Republic, Mo., passed away at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 10,1999, in St. John's Regional Health Center following a long illness. Born October 29, 1940, in Hartville, Mo. , she was the daughter of Verla and the late John Edward Farr. Sandra moved to Springfield, Mo., in 1956. On November 8, 1958, she married Jimmie Myers in Springfield, Missouri. She and Jimmie had two children, David Charles and Melinda Diane. Sandra throughout her life was an avid reader and always sought to expand her seemingly limitless capacity for knowledge. In recent years, her search for knowledge led her to the World Wide Web. She spent numerous hours researching her family history on the Internet and was actively involved in an Internet genealogical research group. She was also a member of the Ozark Genealogical Society.

Sandra is survived by her husband of forty years, Jim; her mother, Verla Mag Farr; her sister, Patricia Carr; her son and his wife, David and Peggy Myers; her daughter and her husband, Melinda and Tom Zachar; a grandchild, Nathan Thomas Zachar; two step-grandchildren, Angel and Zachary; two nephews, Chris David and Scott David; two nieces, Margaret Mercer and her husband Bill, and Trina Keeler and her husband Chet; numerous great nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews; and numerous relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed by all.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, Mo., with the Pastor Tony Blevins. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Billings. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday."

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