Lillian Gertrude (Wiltse) Myer age, 91 of Loveland, Colorado formerly of Modale, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in Loveland, Colorado. On June 18, 1951 Lillian married Donald E. Myer in Omaha, Nebraska. She attended Emmanuel Missionary College in Berrian Springs, Michigan, Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, Dana College in Blair, Nebraska and Nursing School in Boone, Iowa and Denver, Colorado. She received a Degree in Elementary Education and L.P.N. Nursing Degree. Lillian worked as an Secretary, Elementary School Teacher, L.P.N. Nurse and Homemaker. She was employed by the Iowa Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist Church, the Modale Elementary School, and Nursing Homes in Iowa and Nebraska. Lillian was a member of the Seventh- Day Adventist Church, and in her earlier years became a Master Guide in the SDA Missionary Volunteers. Lillian is preceded in death by her husband: Donald E. Myer, her parents: George and Alice Wiltse, and her brother: Gerald Wiltse. Survivors include her daughter: Beverly Abraham of Loveland, Colorado, son: Les Myer of Granger, Indiana, grandchildren: Victoria Hrenda of Lincoln, Nebraska, Matthew Myer of Omaha, Nebraska, Timothy Myer of Lincoln, Nebraska, David Abraham and Samira Abraham both of Loveland, Colorado, sister: Mildred Smith of Walla Walla, Washington, brother: Elmer Wiltse of Des Moines, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Friday, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made out to the family. The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship located at the Methodist Church in Modale, Iowa. 108 E. Haley Street at 2:00 p.m. In Loving Memory Of Lillian Gertrude (Wiltse) Myer Born January 11, 1925 Modale, Iowa Entered Into Rest November 9, 2016 Loveland, Colorado Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016 Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa Officiating Pastor Brad Westercamp Organist Kris Gash Musical Selections Jesus Loves Me sung -by Beverly Abraham In The Garden Mansion Over The Hilltop Id Rather Have Jesus Ill Fly Away Casket Bearers Les Myer David Abraham Samira Abraham Victoria Hrenda Matthew Myer Timothy Myer Final Resting Place Calhoun Cemetery Missouri Valley, Iowa Of Seasons & Nature by Beverly Abraham Brightly colored leaves whip around me, as rushing air stirs them up into a frenzy. It is late autumn again: the annual loss of life, that faithfully renews itself in the Spring. Nothing to dread! These will bud again later, to surround the nests of feathered friends, waiting ready to quiver and shake as the agile squirrel saunters across a limb. Now retreats the sun, beaming it’s final rays through the remains of once fuller foliage. What was that? Did you catch that faint call? Twas the fox in it’s den, in answer to mother that yelped, “It’s approaching near sundown, so curl your tail ’round you, and cuddle with brother to doze.” The cry of the wild has subdued me, as I nod my head with agreement. And so I do think if you ask me, without further question it is my wish to retire with the wind, and with also the leaves, as they lie upon the earth. With more weeks passing, surely the snow will have graced my cabin window, as I pull the comforter over my face. On that crisp morning, I will wake to explore those sparkling crystals, while on my trek to find fuel for the fire. ——————————————————————————— This poem was written by Beverly Abraham, November 2, 2016, just one week before her mother, Lillian, passed away. Although Beverly wrote this as an expression of her own experiences, and her love of nature, she feels that the not-so-subtle dual meanings obviously were written with a subconscious premonition that perhaps her mother’s final days were near. As we are gathered here today, we see that this was true.