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Stanley Kevan Myers

Stanley Kevan Myers

d. January 9, 2024

Kansas City

Stanley Kevan Myers, 70, slipped quietly from his beloved wife’s side in Kansas City, Kansas to his Heavenly home with Jesus on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. He will forever be remembered for his loving devotion to his wife and family, his large library of books, his rich baritone voice, and his faithful service to his Lord as he sought to give out the truth of God’s Word and see souls saved through faith in Christ Jesus.

Stanley or Stan was born in 1953 to Harold and Meryl Myers in Kansas City, Kansas. He was the first of seven children and told of the many adventures they had, especially when they moved to Colorado for some years where he graduated from Fruita Monument High School. As a four-year-old, Stan saw his need for a Saviour after a sermon on “Hell and How to Get There,” by Pastor Dwight Johnson. Later, while folding diapers with his dad for his younger brothers, Stanley’s father had the joy of leading him to faith in Jesus using the wonderful truth found in John 3:16. Stan did 5-Day Club ministry as a teen. After high school Stan went to Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills, Alberta Canada. He returned home with a greater knowledge of God’s Word, more passion and boldness to share the Bible with others, and engaged to the love of his life, who would faithfully serve the Lord alongside him. Stan married Susan Jo Markley on September 4, 1976. Together they raised three children: Jessica, Kevan, and Bryan. Stan went on to graduate from Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Studies.

Stan was very involved in church ministry first at Crest Bible Church and later at Grace Christian Fellowship of Wyandotte County. He served in many capacities including Sunday School Superintendent, Visitation Pastor, Head of the Bible Institute, Witnessing Outreaches, AWANA Commander, Song Leader, Elder, Vacation Bible School, church janitor, hospitality, soloist, and any way he could. He served on the CEF Committee of Kansas City, Kansas and as a Camp Director. He enjoyed God’s creation through hunting, fishing, hiking, and rock hounding. As a faithful provider, he worked many different jobs. He was a custodian for the Shawnee Mission school district for eight years, then went to work at the Bulk Mail Center, where after 12 years he surrendered to the Lord’s call to full-time ministry. He went with Village Missions to northern Minnesota as a missionary pastor to Pleasant Hill Community Church where he served for about two years. The Lord gave much fruit as he reached out to the families in the area and also ministered in nursing homes, community centers, and worked at Camp JIM. Later he expanded his ministry outreach—taking on more nursing home and hospital ministry, home Bible studies, community centers, jails and prisons, and became more involved with camp JIM under Director Russ Davison. He also endeavored to establish a Bible-based church in the area by preaching in a house church.

He later moved his family down south where he would teach in a Christian school as a high school math, science, and Bible teacher and the voice of the Calvary Eagles. Afterwards he went further south to Pensacola, Florida where he found work as a manager at a cleaning company and then became manager at Dinosaur Adventure Land, a Creation ministry. During his time in Florida, he fellowshipped with two different congregations: Clear Springs Baptist, then in Smyrna Baptist Church. Then in a huge step of faith, encouraged by Pastor Bill Adams, he was sent out of Smyrna Baptist Church under Heartland Baptist Missions to begin a travelling ministry he called Creation2Christ. With his family as a team, he saw the Lord enable them to teach, preach, sing, and conduct creation presentations and vacation Bible schools in many churches and schools across the country. His heart’s desire was to lead people from the knowledge of their Creator to faith in the Saviour, Jesus Christ. Five years ago, as his health was growing continually worse, he moved to be near his children and grandchildren in Kansas City, Kansas where he continued to do ministry as he was able. He participated in his final Vacation Bible School this past summer. 

Stanley is preceded in death by his father, Harold Myers, and seven grandchildren that he has finally met in Heaven, William Myers, Genesis, Trust, Promise, Faithful, Hopeful, and Forever Nilges. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Susan Myers of the home. Daughter Jessica Nilges (Noah) of Kansas City, Kansas, Son Kevan Myers (Deana) of Kansas City, Kansas and Son Bryan Myers of the home. He will be greatly missed by his eight grandchildren of whom he always said, “They make my heart sing,” Tirzah Myers, Edward Myers, Philip Myers, Isobel Myers, Henry Myers, Nathan Nilges, Obadiah Nilges, and Azariah Stanley Nilges. He is also survived by his mother Meryl Myers of Raymore, Missouri, brothers Bryan Myers (Tracy)of Worland, Wyoming, Jeff Myers of Raymore, Missouri (Stacy of Belton, Missouri), Daniel Myers (Emily) of Milo, Missouri, and sisters Laurel Hicks (Calvin) of Kansas City, Kansas, Julie Ayer of Raymore, Missouri, and Amy McGraw (Rodney) of Tonganoxie, Kansas. Along with many loved nieces and nephews.   

In his final days he spoke of his love for his wife, prayed for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to come and said, “I want to finish the race well.” His love for Christ caused him to run his race with purpose. By faith in the Lord Jesus Christ you too may one day cross your finish line into Heaven. Stanley has won the race and you can too!

Visitation 5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2024 Crest Bible Church
Funeral Service10:00a.m. Friday, January 26, 2024 Crest Bible Church
Crest Bible Church 8715 W.49th Terrace Merriam, KS 
Internment to follow the service at Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens.
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"Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth forever." Psalm 119:160


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Thursday, January 25, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Friday, January 26, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Burial to follow at Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens
23215 W 75th Street, Shawnee 66227

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