Lucinda K. “Luci” Meixner, 56, of Cerro Gordo, IL, went to be with her Lord at 11:07 a.m. on September 30, 2013.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 4, 2013, at Oakley Brick Church of the Brethren, Oakley, IL. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, October 3, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home in Cerro Gordo, IL. Burial will be in Cerro Gordo Cemetery, Cerro Gordo, IL. Memorials may be made to Leukemia Research Foundation.

Lucinda was born August 31, 1957, in Decatur, IL, the daughter of Charles and Marilyn Braden. She married Charles T. Meixner on July 12, 1980 in Decatur, IL.

Lucinda was a member of Oakley Brick Church of the Brethren and was dedicated to her faith and her Lord. All who knew her, knew God’s love. Lucinda cherished her family and friends. She especially adored being “Nana” to her grandson Jacen.

She is survived by her husband Tom of Cerro Gordo, IL; daughter Talia Helm and husband Kyle; grandson Jacen, all of Cerro Gordo; mother Marilyn Braden of Decatur; brother Greg Braden of EuClaire, WI; sister Brenda Sweazy of Ocala, FL; and brother Mark Braden of Sullivan; uncle Chris Christensen and wife Carol of Burbank, CA; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and her son Joshua.

The world has lost a great wife, mother, Nana, sister, and friend. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. Her faith, love and kindness will always be remembered. She will be sorely missed and forever cherished.

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