Kathleen Meckes(1950 - 2018)

Kathleen R. Meckes passed away on

Monday, August 13, 2018, at Manor Care, Laureldale, after an extended illness.

Born October 21, 1950, in Reading, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Doris (Silsdorf) Meckes.

She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Marjory (Behler) Meckes.

Survivors include: sister, Karen L., wife of Carlin I. Taney Jr., Blandon; brother, Kenneth J. Meckes, Angola, N.Y.; niece, Cherish (Meckes) Masocco, Angola, N.Y.; nephew, Roger B. Taney and wife, Donna (Thom), Blandon; grandnephews: Christopher J. Taney, Blandon; Michael and Trevor Masocco, Angola, N.Y.

A 1968 graduate of Kutztown Area High School, she

attended Penn State University for 2 years. She was a

Sunday School teacher and junior church leader at Grace Evangelical Church, Kutztown, in her youth. She was a

current member of Fleetwood Bible Church; active in their Widows and Friends Group prior to her illness. During her time at Grace E. C. Church she was the area coordinator for the Friendship Bible Coffees in Kutztown, Topton and Fleetwood, and was also active in the Christian Women's Clubs of the area.

At that time she became interested in full time service. In February, 1978, she moved to Kansas City, Mo., and became a national representative for Stonecroft Ministries. She continued in missionary service for 14 years. She was the executive director for the Association for the Blind and

Visually Impaired of the Lehigh Valley from April, 1997 to 2009. During that time she was a board member of the Pennsylvania Association of the Blind. Due to medical problems, including partial loss of vision, she had to retire. Burial was held in Hope Cemetery, Kutztown, at the

convenience of the family. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Fleetwood Bible Church, 2847 Moselem Springs Rd, Fleetwood.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Stonecroft Ministries, 10561 Barkley, Suite 500, Overland Park,

Kansas 66212 in memoriam of Kathleen Meckes

Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home, Kutztown in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Home

Edward J Hildenbrand Funeral Home Inc
346 W Main St Kutztown, PA 19530
(610) 683-3526

Published in Reading Eagle on Sept. 9, 2018