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Ruth Lenora Meeks

November 28, 1935 ~ October 13, 2017 (age 81)
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Ruth Lenora Meeks


            Ruth Lenora Meeks, 81 years old, of Pollock, Missouri, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 at Putnam County Care Center in Unionville, Missouri.

            Ruth was born November 28, 1935 near Pollock to Pearl and Edith (McNabb) Campbell. On December 17, 1954 she married Phillip Meeks in Kirksville, he preceded her in death on December 8, 2011. She was also preceded in death by: her parents;  a daughter, Ionia Coon; and one brother, Kenneth Campbell.

            Survivors include: one daughter, Mary Meeks of Pollock; two grandchildren, Megan Moore and husband Luke of Maryville, Missouri, and Matthew Coon of Wisconsin; a great grandson, Arlington Moore; a sister, Helen Cristy of Milan, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

            Ruth lived most of her life in Sullivan County. She was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church. In her early years she worked for the American Hereford Association in Kansas City, before moving back to the farm and becoming a farm wife. Ruth enjoyed reading, crocheting, and watching western shows.

            Ruth’s cremains will be inurned at a later date of the Lemons Cemetery in Lemons, Missouri. Schoene-Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan is handling arrangements. 

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