Richard Lee Meyers – Mitchell Republic


Richard Lee (Dick) Meyers, 71, formerly of Nevada, MO, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday July 19, 2022 in Overland Park, KS. Dick was born on May 3, 1951 to Maurice (Bud) and Mary Meyers in Mitchell, South Dakota. At an early age, he was plagued by poliomyelitis. The generosity of the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, MN enabled Dick to receive life-saving treatment. After graduating from Notre Dame High School in Mitchell, SD, he attended the Rapid City School of Business in Rapid City, SD. While living in Mitchell he married Jean Meyers and they had two children together.

In 1986, he and Jean moved to Nevada, MO to build a Super 8 motel. Nevada became their home, as they developed motels and commercial properties in Missouri and Kansas. Dick dedicated many years of service as a Nevada City Councilman and Mayor.

Dick leaves behind his wife of 19 years, Terri Meyers, from home. They spent their life together living in the Midwest with their Schnauzer dogs, Lily and Lucy. He is also survived by four children, Kelly (Jason) Ast, Richard (Bud) Meyers, stepsons, Jason (Audra) Claspill and Justin Claspill; grandchildren, Alex Ast, Garret Ast, Korbyn Claspill and Zoe Claspill; sister, Pat (Lee) Elward, brother, Don Meyers, and brother, Tom (Monica) Meyers of Mitchell, SD, sister, Julie Wieseman, and brother, Bill Meyers of Sioux Falls, SD, and sister, Mary (Bob) Diederick from Omaha, NE; stepmother, Earlene Butler of Nevada; as well as several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his mother, his father, his brother Jim and his first wife Jean.

Two tired eyes sleep, two willing hands are motionless. He who has worked so hard relies on the Will of God.

A private family engagement service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice c/o Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Ferry Funeral Home

Nevada, Missouri 64772


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