Beverly Meeker

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Beverly J. Meeker, 79, formerly of Oskaloosa, died at 7:40 a.m. December 6, 2021 at Ridgewood Specialty Care in Ottumwa.
She was born September 6, 1942 at the family home in Tioga to Archie and Maxine Small Hickey. She attended North Taylor Grade School in Rose Hill and was a 1960 graduate of Oskaloosa High School. Beverly married Ivan L. Meeker on September 29, 1962 and he preceded her in death on March 31, 2009.

In 1961, she attended Ottumwa Beauty School and then worked at several beauty shops in Oskaloosa, Pamida and Montgomery Ward. In 1979, she and Ivan moved to Ottumwa where she worked at Target for 8 years and then at Edd the Florist for 22 years. In 2008 they moved back to Oskaloosa.

Beverly was a member of Rose Hill Community Church. She loved attending the kids ball games.

Surviving are her children, Michael (Tracey) Meeker of Ottumwa, Vicky Witt of Eddyville and Pam (Leonard) Robinson of Bloomfield; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 28 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn (Glen) Stigers of Rose Hill; special nieces and nephews; and extended family including Judy (Terry) Piatte of Moulton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Chuck and Jim Hickey; a granddaughter; 3 nephews son-in-law, Roger Witt; and sister-in-law, Barbara Cragg.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, December 9th at Reece Funeral Home. For those unable to attend the service, it may be viewed live on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will be in Tioga Cemetery near Rose Hill.

Visitation will be open at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 8th at Reece Funeral Home with the family present to greet friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Memorials may be made to Rose Hill Community Church.

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