She was born March 2, 1920, in Goshen, Ind., to Frank and Bertha (Hoshaw) Method. She grew up in the New Paris and Goshen areas. After graduating from New Paris High School, she moved to Hollywood, Calif. It was there that she met her future husband, Vern, who was in the Navy. She married Vern Meeks on Dec. 29, 1946, at the Methodist Church in Nappanee. After marriage they lived in the Carolinas, then moved to Nappanee in 1952.
Meeks was a member of the Nappanee United Methodist Church, the Thursday Club and DAR. She enjoyed home decorating.
Surviving are her husband: Vern Meeks; a daughter: Melissa (Harry Stackhouse) Meeks, Indianapolis; and a sister: Bertha Parker, Nappanee.
She was preceded in death by a daughter: Melodee Meeks Rosen; three sisters: Dorothy Stahly, Delva Stahly and Faye Kaufman; and five brothers: Frank, Guy, Glen, Russell and Floyd Method.
The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home in Nappanee and also one hour prior to the funeral service, which will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, at the Nappanee United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Baintertown Cemetery in New Paris.
Memorial Contributions may be given to The Center for Hospice Care or World Missionary Press.