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Lois Mae Weghorst Myers

September 3, 2020


Lois Mae Myers, 93, of Palm Harbor, died September 3, 2020.  Born on March 3, 1927 in Portsmouth, Ohio she joined the War effort at the age of 17 as a secretary in the War Department in Washington D.C.  She started nursing school after returning to Portsmouth and met her husband Don when he was her patient.  Her adventurous life continued with a move to Alaska before returning to Ohio for Don to complete his optometric degree at Ohio State University.  A move to New Mexico preceded relocation to Tampa in 1963 from Columbus, OH and then on to St. Petersburg in 1964.  After raising their 3 daughters she returned to school and completed her RN degree at St Petersburg Junior College.  Lois worked at St. Anthony’s Hospital and became a supervisor in their home health agency prior to retiring.  In addition to working full time and raising her family she also found time to be the Secretary of the Meadowlawn Homeowners Association and the President of the Pinellas County Optometric Association.  Lois played the piano throughout her life and shared her love of music with her husband and family.   In addition to extensive travel in the United States she also had the opportunity to explore China, Russia and Europe.   Lois is survived by her 3 daughters, Lois Ann Rindone, Kathy Compton (Joseph), and Rebecca Bunch (Robert), 2 grandsons: Joseph Otto Compton IV (Leah) and Clarence Donald Compton (Mary) and 2 great-granddaughters: Alexandria Eleanor Compton and Kaitlyn Myers Compton.  She will also be greatly missed by her brother Howard Weghorst and his wife Janet and their children.  Due to coronavirus concerns a private, family-only service was held prior to burial with her husband Don at Florida National Cemetery at Bushnell, Florida.

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