Elaine Myers

Elaine Myers


Elaine Myers age 81 of Waucoma, IA died Monday, November 18, 2019, at MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center. 

A Memorial Mass was held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Waucoma with Rev. Dan Knipper Celebrating the Mass. Burial was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Waucoma. 

Friends greeted the family from 4 - 7 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Waucoma, where there was be a 3:30 p.m. Rosary and a 6:30 p.m. parish scripture service. Visitation continued an hour prior to the Mass at the church on Saturday. Online condolences for Elaine's family may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.com

Elaine was born on April 28, 1938, in Waucoma, IA, the daughter of Charles and Ottie (Vaughn) Kappes. At the age of four, the family moved to Evansville, IN. She attended public schools and graduated high school in 1956 from Central High School in Evansville, IN. 

Elaine married Richard Head in 1957 and the couple had six children together. After raising her children, Elaine furthered her education, receiving her degree in Social Work at the University of South Indiana. 

After the passing of her husband Richard, Elaine moved back to Iowa where she reacquainted herself with an old friend, Cletus Myers. They were joined in marriage On August 3,1991. 

While in Iowa, Elaine worked for ten years as a Social Worker for Winneshiek County. She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of Waucoma and spent time as the secretary for the Waucoma Historical Society. Elaine was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Waucoma. 

Elaine was an avid reader, loved dogs, and cooking. She was always helping and being a voice for the voiceless. 

Elaine is survived by her husband, Cletus Myers of Waucoma, IA; children, Jeff (Pam) Head, Chris (Carol) Head, Keith (Donna)Head, Karen Bayer, Kenny(Candy) Head, and LeAnne Head all of Evansville, IN; stepchildren, Ron (Teresa) Myers of Sumner, IA, Donna (David) Karnik of Fort Atkinson, IA; sister-in-law, Arlene (Alfred) Schmitt; twenty grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Richard Head; brothers, Art (Emma) Kappes and Herb Kappes; sister, Irene (Bob) Wilson; son-in-law, Danny Bayer; father-in-law, Clifford Myers; mother-in-law, Loretta Myers; brother-in-law, Donald (Sandy) Myers.


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