Mary Lou Cory-Myers
Mary Lou Cory-Myers, daughter of Lowell Ankrum and Adda Olive Dickinson Ankrum, was born October 13, 1938 in Moline, Illinois. She and her family moved to Iowa, and Lou graduated from Ames High School in 1956. After high school, she went on to Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. Lou started teaching at Union-Whitten before moving to Jefferson. She was united in marriage to Norman Pavlik, and the couple was blessed with four children: Sandy, Shari, Scott, and Shawn. Lou worked at the Jefferson Manor as a CNA for several years. She then married Richard Lynn Cory on May 18, 1980, and they were blessed with a son, James. Lou enjoyed reading, puzzles, and playing cards. She also worked as an In-Home Health Care Aide. In 2004, Lou and William “Bill” Myers were united in marriage. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jefferson. Lou died May 15, 2022 at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson. She was preceded in death by her parents Lowell and Adda Ankrum, daughter Sandy Stearns, and her husbands: Norman Pavlik, Richard Cory, and William Myers. Lou is survived by her daughter Shari Scott (Kevin) of Chesapeake, Virginia; sons: Scott Pavlik of Ellington, Missouri, Shawn Pavlik (Laura) of Indianola, and James Cory (Katie) of Wheeling, Illinois; eleven grandchildren: Samantha Stearns, Jacob Stearns, Joseph Stearns, Carson Scott, Harrison Scott, Mike Pavlik, Ben Pavlik, Gabriel Pavlik, Zach Pavlik, Elizabeth Cory, and Josephine Cory; other relatives and many friends. Hastings Funeral Home in Jefferson was in charge of these arrangements. At Lou’s request, a funeral service will not be held. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to the Greene County High School Music Department.