Neoma Meyer, nee Kuhlengel, 91, of Okawville, Ill., born June 24, 1924, in Covington, Ill., departed to her Heavenly home on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016.
Neoma was born to Walter and Elma, nee Schrieber, Kuhlengel. She was baptized into the family of Christ on July 6, 1924, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Covington, Ill. There she confirmed her baptismal vows on April 10, 1938. Her memory verse was Genesis 15:1 "After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: Fear not, Abram I am your shield; your reward shall be very great."
She was united into marriage to Walter Meyer on March 2, 1946. Walter and Neoma spent over 35 wonderful years together. She was a supportive, caring wife, homemaker, and daughter. Neoma was a "grandmother" to the Meier family children and neighbor's children. Sometimes the people we call family aren't genetically related. Neoma was a lifelong, faithful member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church where she demonstrated her faith both physically and monetarily. She enjoyed volunteering at the Heritage House Museum, playing pinochle and working with her flowers and garden. She also delivered meals for the Okawville Senior Center well up into her eighties. Neoma was always on the Meier farm helping with canning, cherry pitting, cleaning and working many events. She was truly a native of Okawville and enjoyed giving back to her community.
Neoma was a true friend to Barbara Meier, as she helped Barbara when she gradually lost her vision. She remained a very important part of the family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a twin sister, in infancy; and a brother-in-law, Emil.
Surviving are Charles Meier of Okawville, Ill., Linda (Bruce) Knolhoff of Centralia, Ill., Marilee (Sam) Roethemeyer of Jackson, Mo., and her wonderful neighbors, Brian and Amy Dachsteiner and children Austin, Wade and Madeline.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the St. Luke Cemetery or to KFUO radio and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 9 until 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Covington, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at St. Luke Lutheran Church with Pastor Timothy Mueller officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
CAMPAGNA FUNERAL HOME, Okawville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Feb. 19, 2016