Virginia M. Meyers “beloved mother and grandmother”
AUSTIN, Pa.----Virginia M. Meyers, 84, of Austin, passed away with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a brief illness.
Born on Monday, August 3, 1936, in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of Vern and Daphne Card Mantz. On November 12, 1955 in the Keating Summit United Methodist Church, she married Gerald P. Meyers, who passed away on January 30, 2016.
Virginia was a graduate of Austin High School, Class of 1954. She had been employed at the former Sylvania Corporation in Emporium and later at the former Viko (Ethan Allen) in Eldred. She retired after 37 years at the Market Basket Grocery Store (now Shop N Save) in Port Allegany.
Virginia was a member of the Port Allegany United Methodist Church and the Ladies Card Club also in Port Allegany. She enjoyed 4-wheeling, fishing, camping and snowmobiling.
Surviving are a son, Gerald “Jerry” (Judy) Meyers of Austin; two daughters, Lori A. Smith and Pam S. (Frank) Switzer, both of Port Allegany; three grandsons, Aron (Jenn) Meyers of Austin, Brian (Jenna) Switzer of Port Allegany, and Derek (Sara) Switzer of Virginia Beach, Virginia; six great-grandchildren, Garrett Meyers and Claire, Mae, Jane, Michael, and Andrew Switzer; two step-grandchildren, Lacy (Donny) Ayers of Austin and Adam Walker of Coneville; a step-great-grandson, Hayden Ayers; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Virginia was predeceased by a brother, Ralph “Sye” Mantz; three sisters, Alice Michael, Ellen Butler, and Audrey “Connie” Boyer.
Family and friends may call from 11am to 1pm on Friday, July 9, 2021, at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 67 Church Street, Port Allegany where a memorial service will follow at 1pm with the Rev. J.T. Madison, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Portage Valley Cemetery, Wrights.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Austin Ambulance Association, PO Box 328, Austin, PA 16720 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Virginia entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Virginia, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.