Marilyn M. Meyers
Date of Birth
February 7, 1934
Greenwood, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
August 23, 2023
Ashland, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 ~ 10:00 a.m.
First Christian Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery ~ Greenwood, Nebraska

The funeral will be live streamed on the Marcy Mortuary Facebook page.

Visitation Directions

Monday, August 28, 2023 ~ 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Memorials

First Christian Church, Ashland, Nebraska or Ashland-Greenwood Performing Arts Center

Marilyn Mae (Comstock) Meyers, 89, of rural Greenwood, NE, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at Oxbow Living Center in Ashland, NE.  Marilyn Mae was welcomed into this world February 7, 1934, in rural Greenwood, NE to Franklin and Mildred (Pilfold) Comstock. Marilyn spent her young years attending Greenwood Schools graduating Valedictorian from Greenwood High School in 1952.  She went on to attend the University of Nebraska where she received her Bachelor of Education. Marilyn’s first teaching job was in Lincoln, Nebraska.   It was during this time that she met Emmet Meyers.  The two were happily married on June 12, 1954, in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Three children were born into this union, Linda, Carlin and Henry.

Marilyn taught school for a total of 35 years. The first ten consisted of teaching in Germany, Ohio and Mississippi while Emmet was in the military, and after his retirement from the military she went on teaching first grade for the remaining 25 years at Ashland-Greenwood Elementary. In that time she also went back to school and earned her Masters in Education from UNL. Marilyn enjoyed watching sports.  She rarely missed a Nebraska football or volleyball game. For years she and her sister Ferne would go to the games.  Marilyn was an avid reader as well, and loved to play bridge.  Marilyn was an active member for years at the First Christian Church in Ashland, NE where she taught Sunday School for many years.  She was a member of Adelphi, Delta Kappa Gamma, Greenwood American Legion Auxiliary, Ashland-Greenwood Education Association, helping to organize funding for the Ashland Public Library.

After retiring Marilyn spent many years helping Emmet on the farm. Marilyn especially enjoyed going to the theater where she held season tickets for many years.  Marilyn was an avid traveler, she loved going to and learning about new places and having new experiences. She enjoyed attending family members sporting events, programs and activities all over the state.  Marilyn also enjoyed live music, going to many live performances including Willie Nelson and Cody Johnson bands. Visiting family was very important to Marilyn.

Marilyn is survived by her children Linda Ems, Carlin (Kevin)Timmins, and Hank Meyers, her grandchildren Ryan (Christi) Hohman, Tracie (Michael) Thornton, Henry Ems, Shelby (Will) Robinson, and Jacey Winter. She also is survived by eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Emmet, son-in-law Rick Ems, and sister Ferne Bates and brothers Wayne, Frank, Max and Lyle Comstock.

Condolences for Marilyn M. Meyers
  1. Karen Frank
    • August 26, 2023 - 8 months ago

    My sympathies to the family. Marilyn was a gracious lady. I enjoyed talking to her. It was interesting when she told me about all the places she had been and all the things she had done. I know your hearts are breaking at this time and I want you to know that my sympathies and prayers are with you.

  2. Charles F Warren
    • August 26, 2023 - 8 months ago

    We are so sad to learn of Marilyn’s passing. I first met Marilyn in 1950 and she was one of my best friends in Greenwood. We have kept in touch over the passing years and I am so glad we got to spend time with her last October. Everyone loved Marilyn and good memories will last us forever. ♥
    Love…Fred & Margie Warren

  3. Traci Comstock
    • August 27, 2023 - 8 months ago

    Sending my condolences to Carlin and all of Marilyn’s family. Marilyn was an example of a life well led, and an inspiration to all in the art of gracefully growing older, while keeping a keen sense of adventure. May your many fond memories of Marilyn give you comfort.

  4. Diann Edens
    • August 27, 2023 - 8 months ago

    Our deepest sympathies for your family . My mom (Evelyn Pilfold) was so fond of Marilyn and they had many good times together. Se will be missed by our family. God bless you all.
    Our prayers are with all of you.

    Diann, Ron and Julie Edens

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