The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

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By Iesha Toft
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Remember When: Local teacher impacted countless lives


February 4, 2021


Mrs. Meyer and her final class of first graders in 1997.

Editor's note: This piece originally ran in the November 14, 2019 edition of the Sentinel-News. Marilyn Meyer died on Jan. 31, 2021, at the age of 89.

Have you ever spoken with someone and a cascade of beautiful memories fills your mind as they speak? I was given strict orders to not fluff up this article, but I find that hard to do when it is in regard to someone I, and so many of us, cherish so much: My first-grade teacher, Mrs. Meyer.


Born in 1931 at Lord Lister Hospital in Omaha, Marilyn (Nelson) Meyer had teaching in her blood from Day 1.

"My great uncle was a teacher in Denmark...

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