Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Items of Interest Remembering Ollie Myers

IFCA is saddened to learn of the passing of Ollie B. Myers.  Ollie, 83, was a pioneer of the Illinois fertilizer industry.

Ollie was a WW II veteran and a graduate of the University of Illinois.  He began his career in agriculture in 1951 as a vo-ag instructor at Lexington High School.  In 1955 the Glenn Kemp family gave Ollie an opportunity in the fertilizer business, and he founded Myers Inc. in Lexington. 

Throughout his life Ollie gave back to agriculture and his community, serving on the Lexington School Board, Commerce Bank Board, McLean County Zoning Board of Appeals, the Baby Fold, Bromenn Foundation Board, U of I Agronomy Council, Illinois Fertilizer Industry Association (now known as IFCA), the National Fertilizer Solutions Association, National Ag Retailers Association, and the Lexington American Legion Post 591. 

Ollie is survived by his wife Dorothy, son Denny (Paula) Myers, daughter Beverly (Doug) Nelson, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and his brother George (JoAnn) Myers. 

Visitation is from 2-6 pm on Sunday, Nov 21 at the Lexington Community Center and one hour prior to the Celebration of Life Services, which is at 11 am on Monday, Nov 22 at First Methodist Church in Lexington. 

IFCA remembers Ollie for his commitment to our industry and for his quiet, effective leadership which has left its mark on Illinois agriculture.