Funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 19 at 11 a.m. at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis.
Burial will follow at New Valley Methodist Church in Gleason, Tenn.
Mrs. Sawyer, originally of Gleason, was born on Dec. 28, 1926.
Her husband and high school sweetheart, Ben Sawyer, also formerly of Gleason, preceded her in death. The couple was married for nearly 65 years, wedding on Jan. 23, 1948. They were proud members of Powers United Methodist Church. Myrtle taught Sunday school for many years and volunteered for COPE Food Pantry.
Survivors include one daughter, Cynthia Sawyer Howard of Kirksey, Ky. and Don E. Sawyer and wife Marna of Metropolis; five grandchildren, Dr. Robert Sawyer Howard and wife Mallory of Kirksey, Mary Kay Howard Bowden and husband Brandt of Houston, Texas, Kimberly Howard Willson and husband Drew of Memphis, Tenn., Marlie Sawyer Motta and husband David of Celebration, Fla. and Vance Edward Sawyer of Bloomington; five great-grandchildren, Russell, Annabelle and Blye Bowden and Mary Drew and Sanders Willson; two nieces Teresa Dellinger Jullian and husband Eddy of Lexington, Ky. and Nancy Dellinger Simmons and husband Tommy of Martin, Tenn.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, J.D. and Lena Dellinger; and three brothers Don, Virgil and Marvin Dellinger.
Memorials may be made to: Massac County High School Athletic Department, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis, IL 62960; Powers United Methodist Church, 3210 Ill. 145 Rd., Metropolis, IL 62960; or New Valley United Methodist Church Cemetery, P.O. Box 172, Gleason, TN 38229.