In memoriam: Missionary emeritus Jeane Myers, 1931-2023

Jeane Christine Myers, 1931-2023
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Jeane Myers, an International Mission Board missionary emeritus who shared the gospel in Panama and the Bahamas, died June 26, 2023. She was 91.

Jeane was born Sept. 5, 1931, in Arlington, Virginia, to the late Thomas H. and Frances Wilkins Christie. She graduated from Washington-Lee High School and attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.

While at Wheaton College, she fell in love with Bob Myers, an old friend from her high school years. Bob graduated from Wheaton in 1952, and they were married in Grace Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., on June 14, 1952. Before surrendering to the call to missions, the couple served in ministry together. Bob attended seminary at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and served at churches in New Orleans, Dallas, Texas, and Louisville, Kentucky.

In 1968, the Foreign Mission Board (now International Mission Board) appointed Bob and Jeane missionaries to the Bahamas. They were commissioned as the first full-time, Southern Baptist missionaries to become camp and retreat directors. They served in the Bahamas until 1973.

They left the Bahamas to help create a Baptist camp and retreat center in Santa Clara, Panama. Over a 20-year period, Bob and Jeane hosted tens of thousands of young people and adults at the camp.
Bob and Jeane retired as Southern Baptist missionaries in 1996.

“From the beginning of our life together, we committed our lives to ‘Go and tell’—wherever he might lead,” Jeane said while seeking appointment with the FMB. “Home and foreign missions have held a deep interest for us. Up until now his leading for us has been in this part of his world. Now he seems to be opening doors to a foreign field with a need that we are qualified to fill. We thank him for this call and opportunity to ‘Go’ for him.”

Jeane is preceded in death by her husband, Bob.

A funeral service was held on July 1, 2023.

Information on survivors was not available at the time of publishing.