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Mildred V. Meeks, 95, of Clinton, IL passed away at 8:51 PM, March 6, 2017 at Heritage Health, Normal, IL.
 
Services will be 11 AM, Friday, March 10, 2017 at the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating.  Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, IL.  Visitation will be 10 -11 AM Friday at the church.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL.
 
Mildred was born April 21, 1921 in Parnell, IL the daughter of Rufus and Ethel (Warren) Russell.  She married Ralph Bishop August 18, 1938 in Farmer City, IL.  He passed away April 30, 1965.  She married Ovilee Meeks
June 22, 1968 in Clinton, IL.  He passed away December 5, 2001.
 
Survivors include her daughter, Betty Smith, Bloomington, IL; son, Bob
Bishop, Waynesville, IL; step-children:  Judy Mahle, Stillwater, OK; Joe
(Karen) Meeks, Bloomington, IL; and Bob (Kathy) Meeks, Bloomington, IL;
five grandchildren:  Shelley (Tim) Schultz, Bensen, NC; Steve (Elaine)
Smith, Susan Geske, Sandi Russell all of Bloomington, IL and Bobby Bishop,
of Waynesville, IL; six step-grandchildren:  Angela (Jimmy) Eppler, Ada,
OK; Greg (Kelli) Mahle, Edmond, OK; Joseph (Francine) Meeks, Burlington,
NJ; Leanne (David) Macrowski, Hudson, IL; Sarah (David) Kaye,
Fredericksburg, VA; and Katie (Adam) Havens, Bloomington, IL; ten
great-grandchildren, fifteen step-great-grandchildren, and four
great-great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; sister, Edna Sparrow;
son-in-law, Dale Smith, step-son-in-law, Bill Mahle; infant
great-granddaughter, Gabrielle Russell; and step-great-grandson, Nicholas
Kaye.
 
Mildred was employed at Revere Copper and Brass in Clinton from 1954 until
her retirement in 1983.  She was an active member in the First Christian
Church and its Young at Heart group.  She enjoyed the many trips,
activities and friends of that group.  Mildred was also active in the
Revere Recreation Club and a former member of Rebekah Lodge #852.  As an
avid gardener, Mildred could grow anything, anywhere and often shared her
advice and many blooms with family and friends.

 

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