Obituaries » Sylvia D. Meyers
July 1, 1944 - March 6, 2022
Sylvia Meyers, 77, of Ankeny, passed away March 6, 2022. She was born July 1, 1944 in Tupelo, Mississippi to Jay Farrell and Ann (Jeffreys) Farrell.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. with a vigil service at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2022 at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd). Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church (510 E. 1st St.) in Ankeny. Burial will immediately follow Mass at Pine Hill Cemetery in Des Moines.
Sylvia attended Saydel High School and Drake University Nursing program. Sylvia married Jerry Meyers and enjoyed 37 years of marriage until his passing in 2020. They were members of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny.
Sylvia was a Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Broadlawns Hospital for many years. She then became a Home Healthcare Administrator, opening new home healthcare offices all over Iowa. Sylvia served as member of the Board of Directors for the Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation Board for nine years, where she was a leading advocate and champion for the establishment of the Birthing Center. Her fellow nurses will be her Honor Guard at her services and will retire her nursing license.
Sylvia enjoyed travel, gardening, her horses, camping, making Christmas cookies, Bloody Marys, and most of all, her friends and family. Huge holiday gatherings were her favorite! She spoiled her grandchildren and loved spending time with them.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Younker Rehabilitation Center at Unity Point Methodist, 8th Floor. Their care and kindness was much appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to: Broadlawns Medical Center, Foundation Board 1801 Hickman Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50314. Attn: Katie Wengert. Donations may also go to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church 510 East First Street, Ankeny, Iowa 50021
She is survived by her daughters, Stacy (Brett) Piatt of Pleasant Hill, Rhonda Johnson of Johnston, and Tara (Ted) Durant of Fredericksburg, VA; grandchildren, Chris and Dani Piatt, Nick, Luke and Katie Johnson, and Lindsay, Teddy, and Camilla Durant; sister, Phyllis Farrell; brother, Larry (Reada) Farrell; and a host of extended family. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; parents, Jay and Ann Farrell; and one grandchild, Dana Piatt.