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Ethelyn Joan Metlock

August 30, 1934 ~ December 30, 2017 (age 83)

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Ethelyn Joan (Funk) Metlock, 83, of John Day passed away Dec. 30 at Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the John Day Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Randy Johnson officiating.

Metlock was born to Harold Funk and Lucille (Myers) Funk on Aug. 30, 1934, in Decatur, Illinois. She graduated from Cerro Gordo High School in Cerro Gordo, Illinois. She married Burl Franklin Meyerholz on Jan. 25, 1953, at the Cerro Gordo Methodist Church. They were married until his passing on July 8, 1967. She then married David Richard Metlock at the New Methodist Church in Cerro Gordo, until his passing on May 3, 1993.

She worked for many years as a bookkeeper, first for two years at Millikin National Bank, then for eight years at Irish Behnke & Co. Insurance and then for 10 years at Sleeper, Naleski & Catlin Tax Office. 

Metlock enjoyed singing, painting, drawing and gardening. She was a member of Eastern Star, Nazarene Church, American Legion Auxiliary and Old Time Fiddlers. She accomplished many things in her life, such as singing for those in need.

She was preceded in death by husband Burl Meyerholz; husband David Metlock; daughter Joni Meyerholz; and brother Larry Funk.

She is survived by her son Jeff Myerholz and wife, Sherri, of Canyon City; sister Helen Allen and husband, Dick, of Denton, Texas; and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society 


Charitable donations may be made to:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
241 S. Canyon Blvd, John Day OR 97845
Tel: 1-541-575-0529

 Service Information

Memorial Service
January 13, 2018

3:00 PM
John Day Church of the Nazarene
521 E. Main Street
John Day, OR 97845

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