"It was one of the nicest services that I've ever attended. And well deserved for a good man," said Rep. Jim Watson.
Words his closest colleagues used to describe him inlcuded honesty, integrity, passion and modesty.
"The common theme was that he was a very humble man, that would have insisted we continue his good work," said Tracy.
"He was just your classic gentleman. And this is a business, as people have said, that tends to be less that civil. And he brought some much needed civility to what can sometimes be an ugly, ugly business," said Watson.
Throughout the ceremony, the lyrics to "You Are Mine" and "The Lord's Prayer" rang throughout the room.
"It can't be said enough, he earned so much respect over the years and was a true statesman, in the sense of the word. His imprint and the impact he's had on this state, in this region, will be felt forever, really in the state of Illinois," said Tracy.
Myers' burial followed at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in his hometown of Colchester. He is survived by his wife, Chris; daughter, Allison; mother Martha; brothers Donald and Charles Myers and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials can be made to Scotland Trinity Presbyterian Church, the McDonough District Hospital, and the Representative Rich Myers Agricultural Scholarship at Western Illinois University.
Those wishing to send flowers should have them delivered to the Scotland Trinity Presbyterian Church.