DeKALB – Alta L. Meador, 83, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.|
Born June 24, 1930, in Sayre, Okla., the daughter of Joseph L. and Laura Marie (Witherspoon) Enyart, one of 10 siblings. Alta married J. LaVerne Meador on Feb. 14, 1945, in Erick, Okla.
They moved in 1952 to Chicago, and later to Des Plaines. The couple owned Meador Industries Inc. in Franklin Park, making screw-machine products.
The couple lived near Burlington for 25 years before they moved to DeKalb. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She had great faith and a lot of loving friends.
She loved and enjoyed her grandchildren immensely. She also enjoyed traveling and making quilts.
She is survived by her sons, Bill (Lynn), John (Laura) and Bob (Judy); daughter, Darla; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vern.
The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Burlington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alta L. Meador Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Feb. 8, 2014