Condolences for Myrtle Coger Engs

Jane Mary Gay posted on 11/10/18

Who says God doesn't know what He is doing: he called Myrtle home on All Saints' Day and she surely was one of His saints! I knew Myrtle from St. Martin's as well as being my son's beloved Kindergartner 'home-base' teacher at Rawls Byrd. Myrtle's love for 'her' children shone in everything and every way she was involved with them. You could tell just from the ever-present quiet joy on her face that she truly and sincerely loved those children. It was indeed a joy for me to have known her as my son's teacher and to have worked with her at St. Martin's as a Layreader. She was truly an inspiration to everyone who was fortunate to have crossed her path.


Kathy Carlson and Hilda offutt posted on 11/9/18

What a remarkable woman! In recent years I would see Myrtle at Spring Arbor when I was there visiting my mother. She had the most beautiful smile and just seemed to radiate love and kindness. I heard stories about how she would remain in the dining room long after a meal was over to cheer up an unhappy resident. My mom and I are blessed to have known her..


Thayer Cory posted on 11/8/18

Barbara, I was so sorry to hear about you mom's passing. I only met her several times, but saw her at so many community gatherings and important events. Her energy was infectious and her spirit palpable. I know this leaves a big hole in your life and in your heart. I will be holding you and your family in the Light in the days ahead.


Allison Brody posted on 11/7/18

Peter and I send our most sincere condolences to Barb and the entire family for the loss of your beloved mother to whom you were so lovingly dedicated. What a wonderful gift Myrtle was to this world. A lion of a woman has left us. May her memory be a blessing to all.


Bill and Betsy Pritchard posted on 11/6/18

Bill and I send our deepest sympathy to Myrtle’s children and her family. We loved Myrtle and was so blessed to have known her through Saint Martins. With the love of Christ that shined through her she touched so many lives. We will miss her but the Lord blessed her with a very long life and now she is resting in her eternal home with her loving Savior and we will see her again someday. She was one of the sweetest and loving ladies I have ever known and she never forgot you. May the Lord give her family peace and comfort in the days ahead. Love in Christ, Bill and Betsy


Suzanne Hagedonr posted on 11/5/18

I was so very sorry when I heard that Ms. Myrtle went into Hospice, but she had a beautiful, inspirational life and I hope that her family was able to gather around her at Hospice in the days before her death. It seems right, meet, and fitting that this modern-day saint would go back to her maker on the Feast of All Saints. She was an inspiration and role model for her church family at St. Martin's and my family felt privileged to know her and worship with her. May she have eternal rest after her well-lived life, and may light perpetual shine upon her as she feasts eternally with all the saints.