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Mourners remember former US Rep. John Myers as statesman

COVINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Former U.S. Rep. John Myers was remembered during his weekend funeral as a congenial, upbeat man who was a statesman and a patriot.

Myers died Jan. 27 at his home in Covington at age 87 following a brief illness. The Republican had represented western Indiana’s 7th District from 1967 to 1997.

The Tribune-Star reports Myers’ wife of 61 years, Carol, the couple’s two daughters, their spouses and grandchildren attended Saturday’s funeral service, each spending a moment at Myers’ flag-draped coffin at Covington United Methodist Church.

After the service ended, Myers was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, which is also located in his hometown of Covington about 30 miles southwest of Lafayette.

Myers served in the Army in Europe during World War II and in the Army Reserve for two decades.