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Myrl Cousins

August 29, 1929 ~ November 15, 2021 (age 92)

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W. Myrl Cousins, 92, of Sebring, FL passed away at his son John’s residence in Peru at 1:14 PM, Monday, November 15, 2021. He was born in Shelbyville, IN on August 29, 1929 the son of John Elbert and Addie Tucker Cousins. Myrl married Shirley Behrens in Asbury Park, NJ on October 31, 1953 and she survives.

A man of great faith and integrity, Myrl attended Southside Baptist Church in Sebring, FL. While living in Peru he was an active member of the Bible Baptist Church where he served as Deacon, Sunday School teacher and bus driver. His family and church created and developed his understanding of his duty to God and Country, duty to others and duty to himself. He was a member of Gideons International.

Myrl was a US Navy Veteran and his military decorations include the Good Conduct Medal. While living in Peru, Myrl was employed as the Housing Maintenance Forman at Grissom Air Force Base.

Surviving in addition to his wife Shirley is daughter Donna Watts and her husband Travis of Niota, TN; sons Charles Cousins and his wife Rosemary of Kokomo and John Cousins and his wife Joanna of Peru; sister Virginia Tucker and her husband William of Boggstown, IN; grandchildren Erica Cousins, Zachery Cousins, Justin Cousins, Nathanael Cousins, Seth Cousins and Hannah Cousins; and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Basil, Marvin, Forrest and Kenneth Cousins and sister Naomi June Kenney.

A service celebrating the life of W. Myrl Cousins will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, November 22, 2021 at the EastPointe Bible Church, 1540 E. Paw Paw Pike, Peru with Pastor David Chapman officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Monday, November 22, 2021 at the church. Military Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Marion National Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Miami County Military Rites Unit.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1635, Sebring, FL 33871.

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November 22, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
EastPointe Bible Church
1540 E. Paw Paw Pike
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
November 22, 2021

2:00 PM
EastPointe Bible Church
1540 E. Paw Paw Pike
Peru, IN 46970

Military Honors
November 23, 2021

11:00 AM
Marion National Cemetery
1700 E 38th Steet
Marion, IN 46953

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