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EUREKA - Eugene Myers, 82, 308 West Tower, Eureka, died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 22, 2005) at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

He was born on June 2, 1923, in Eureka, to Everett and Virdie VanSyoc Myers. He married Mary Little on Aug. 13, 1948, in Peoria. She died March 22, 1993.

Surviving is one son, Michael (Denise) Myers, Eureka; one stepdaughter, Linda (David) Weller, East Peoria; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.

An Air Force veteran, Eugene served his country during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 466 in Eureka.

Eugene worked for Caterpillar in plants J-N in East Peoria for 40 years retiring in 1985. He was a member of the UAW local 974.

He attended the Eureka Methodist Church.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Olio Township Cemetery, Eureka. The Rev. Doug Hicks will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 974. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, Eureka, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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