15-term US Rep. John Myers dead at 87 - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

15-term US Rep. John Myers dead at 87

COVINGTON, Ind. (AP) -

Former U.S. Rep. John Myers, who represented western Indiana's 7th District for three decades, has died.

Owner Robert Shelby of Shelby Funeral Home in Covington says the 87-year-old Myers died Tuesday morning in his home following a brief illness.

The lifelong Covington resident, a Republican, served in U.S. House from 1967 to 1997.

Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Covington United Methodist Church, with the funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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