November 4, 1924 – January 31, 2019
Myrtle Withers was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and returned with her mother as an infant to the United States. To the very end of her life she remained proud of her British heritage.
She graduated from Newark State Teachers College and thereafter obtained two masters degrees from NYU.
Myrtle taught kindergarten in Wayne, New Jersey, for fifty years, and was once proudly awarded the honor of New Jersey State Teacher of the Year.
She is survived by her sister, Doris Greendyke, Plattsmouth, NE; three nephews, Bill Greendyke (Linda), Houston, TX, Dr. Spencer Greendyke (Gail), Coeur d’Alene, ID, and Dr. Robert Greendyke (Rebecca), Dayton, OH; numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Myrtle had a wonderful outlook on life and her cheerful demeanor and laughter will live on in the hearts of those who loved her.
Visitation Wednesday, February 6th, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Bellevue Memorial Chapel.
Graveside Service Thursday, February 7th, 11:00 a.m. at Bellevue Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Salvation Army salvationarmy.org.