OBITUARY

Minnie Meeker

February 3, 1930May 7, 2018
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Minnie Meeker of Eldridge, Iowa passed away on Monday, May 07, 2018 at Grand Haven Retirement Community. A visitation will be held 4-7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Runge Mortuary. A memorial service will held 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2018 at the mortuary, with Pastor Brad Sherman officiating. She will be interred with her husband of 56 years at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Association. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com. Minnie Phelps was born in Brownwood, Missouri on the February 3, 1930, daughter of Fred Wesley and Violet (Black) Phelps. Minnie met Richard Meeker in the summer of 1948 and on February 06, 1949 Minnie married Richard Darwin Meeker son of Vern and Grace (Little) Meeker in Davenport, Iowa. They lived and raised four boys in Bettendorf, Iowa. Minnie retired from Lou Marge’s in 1981. Minnie and Dick built their retirement home on Table Rock Lake where they enjoyed boating, swimming and taking long walks. They moved to Nixa in 1992. Dick passed away in 2005. She moved to Eldridge in 2017. Her hobbies included flower gardening and painting. Survivors include her four sons, Rick A. Meeker, and his wife, Patsey, of Davenport, Iowa, Rob L. Meeker, and his wife, Marcie, of Bettendorf, Iowa, Dan S. Meeker, Eldridge, Iowa, and Mark A. Meeker, and his wife, Peggy, of Blue Grass, Iowa; her sisters, Pauline Schwarz, of Naples, Florida, and Patsy Puchbauer, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Her husband preceded her in death.

  • FAMILY

  • Fred Phelps, Father
  • Violet (Black) Phelps, Mother
  • Richard Meeker, Husband
  • Rick A. (Patsey) Meeker, Son
  • Rob L. (Marcie) Meeker, Son
  • Dan S. Meeker, Son
  • Mark A. (Peggy) Meeker, Son
  • Pauline Schwarz, Sister
  • Patsy Puchbauer, Sister
  • Minnie is also survived by eleven grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
  • DONATIONS

  • Disabled Amrican Veterans Association

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 11, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Mark Broemmer

May 11, 2018

sorry for your loss Dan & family

Sherry Jebens

May 10, 2018

God bless you, Aunt Minnie, on your journey back Home. You had a bumpy entrance into this life (your older sister remembered it), and it's my prayer that you left peacefully and painlessly.
There is so much love around you! Watching the slideshow of family pictures opened my heart and brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful legacy of love you have created!
Mom and Aunt Naidene, Grandma and grandpa and of course Uncle Dick sre welcoming you home.
To my cousins Rick, Rob, Dan, and Mark I send my deepest condolences on your loss.

Lori Hawley

May 9, 2018

Dan, deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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Biography

Minnie Meeker of Eldridge, Iowa passed away on Monday, May 07, 2018 at Grand Haven Retirement Community. A visitation will be held 4-7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Runge Mortuary. A memorial service will held 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2018 at the mortuary, with Pastor Brad Sherman officiating. She will be interred with her husband of 56 years at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Association. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

Minnie Phelps was born in Brownwood, Missouri on the February 3, 1930, daughter of Fred Wesley and Violet (Black) Phelps. Minnie met Richard Meeker in the summer of 1948 and on February 06, 1949 Minnie married Richard Darwin Meeker son of Vern and Grace (Little) Meeker in Davenport, Iowa. They lived and raised four boys in Bettendorf, Iowa. Minnie retired from Lou Marge’s in 1981. Minnie and Dick built their retirement home on Table Rock Lake where they enjoyed boating, swimming and taking long walks. They moved to Nixa in 1992. Dick passed away in 2005. She moved to Eldridge in 2017. Her hobbies included flower gardening and painting.

Survivors include her four sons, Rick A. Meeker, and his wife, Patsey, of Davenport, Iowa, Rob L. Meeker, and his wife, Marcie, of Bettendorf, Iowa, Dan S. Meeker, Eldridge, Iowa, and Mark A. Meeker, and his wife, Peggy, of Blue Grass, Iowa; her sisters, Pauline Schwarz, of Naples, Florida, and Patsy Puchbauer, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Her husband preceded her in death.