Norma Jane Meado

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Mrs. Norma Jane Meado, 73, of Quincy, died at 4:45 p.m. Monday (March 3, 2014) in St. Vincent's Home.

Born Aug. 27, 1940, in Adams County, Norma was the daughter of John and Reva Hultz Allensworth. She married William Lozelle Meado on Nov. 29, 1963, in Quincy. He died April 19, 1981.

Norma was a member of Rock Church in Quincy. Her passion for music and love of singing led her to sing with the Sweet Adeline's Women's Choral Group and also for countless weddings, funerals, women's groups and ministerial meetings in the Quincy area over many years. In her younger years, Norma sang with her sisters, Wanda and Judy, and she later recorded her own CD "Melodies from the Heart." Norma was also a member of the Country Gospel Music Association. The great joy in Norma's life was her family, and she especially loved following the activities of her grandchildren.

Norma had been employed at Weem's Laundry and Tri-State Graphic Arts, but she is best remembered for her work as the receptionist at Hotel Quincy for many years until her retirement.

Survivors include a son, Pastor Bryan Meado (Linda), of Quincy; a son-in-law, Jon Milfs (Jennifer), of San Tan Valley, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Kiley Meado, Ryan Meado, Haley Meado, Ashlyn Milfs, Brytan Milfs, Cayden Milfs and Devvyn Milfs; two sisters, Wanda Lentz of Quincy and Judy Skinner (Gary) of Davenport, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Louise Doane of Perry; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Meado was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William; a daughter, Tonya Milfs; two brothers, John Allensworth and Ron Allensworth; and a brother-in-law, Matt Lentz.

SERVICES: 10 a.m. Saturday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Hollensteiner and Pastor Dixie Koch conducting. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and until time of services Saturday in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Rock Church.

ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

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Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home
1435 State Street
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-3662
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Mar. 6 to Mar. 8, 2014
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