Vera M. Meadows

September 4, 1914November 8, 2020

Vera M. Meadows, age 106, of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020. Vera was the daughter of the late George Henry and Franie (Zuber) Firestine.

Vera retired from Fort Wayne Community Schools in 1999 as a Kitchen Assistant. She was a member of The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, American Legion Post 82 Past President of the American Legion Auxiliary, the VFW Post 1421, Military Order of the Cootie and the Moose Lodge 1700. Vera is survived by Stepson Brian (Lynn) Meadows; brother-in-law, Jack Becker; grandchildren Mary Bibbo, John Bibbo, Teena (Thomas) Hampshire, Kellee Bibbo, Robert (Michelle) Bibbo, Kiersten Meadows; nine great-grandchildren; sixteen great-great-grandchildren; and four great-great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Meadows; daughter, Nina Lee Bibbo; son-in-law, Peter J. Bibbo; two brothers, and five sisters.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, November, 13, 2020 at The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, with calling at 9:00 a.m. Calling will also be Thursday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at C.M. Sloan and Sons Funeral Home (1327 North Wells Street, Fort Wayne), with a prayer service at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Vera's name may be directed to The Memory Care Unit at Covington Meadows Nursing Home, 7843 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804. To sign the online guestbook, please visit


  • The Memory Care Unit at Covington Meadows Nursing Home



  • Callling

    Thursday, November 12, 2020

  • Prayer Service

    Thursday, November 12, 2020

  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 12, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, November 13, 2020


  • Final Resting Place, Preferred Memorial

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Jennifer Arnold

November 25, 2020

Vera, you always brightened my day with your beautiful smile and well wishes to have a nice day when I left the memory care unit. It was always a pleasure to see you and listen to a story or two about your “Daddy”. You always told me that you weren’t ready to meet Jesus because you wanted to live. Well my dear, Jesus is finally ready for you. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Your speech therapist, Jennifer Arnold

Karen + Ron Rice

November 15, 2020

Vera was a very sweet lady who I will always remember.I remember going to one of her birthday parties, and mom and dad use to get together with her. She lived a long life,and now she's in a better place.
Sorry for your loss! May she R.I.P.
Love, Karen + Ron Rice

Laura Hamrick

November 14, 2020

My Aunt Vera was a very loving lady. I can remember when my Dad and Mom got together they always were laughing and having a good time. Just a wonderful woman all the way around. May she R.I.P. LOVE Laura Hamrick

Anne Watson

November 13, 2020

I remember Vera being a very kind women.
She was always there for her grand kids and her son in law.
She will be missed
So sorry for your loss.

Marc and Robbie Nelson

November 12, 2020

Tom and Teena,
Marc and I are very sorry to hear about your grandmother. When you talked about your grandmother, there was always a smile and it was most certainly shown that you loved her greatly.

Teena your kindness and caring thoughts have been passed down from your grandmother.

We won't be able to make it down to the viewing or funeral. We are thinking of you.
Marc and Robbie

teena hampshire

November 11, 2020

Our Grandmother gave everyone of us unconditional love
This is our grandmother treated everyone with dignity, respect and most importantly her love; This is how she lived her life

Love is patient loved is kind,
It does not envy, it does not boast
It is not proud, it does not dishonor others
It is not self seeking; it is not easy angered
It keeps no record of wrongs;
Love does not delight in evil
But rejoices in the truth
It always protects, always trusts
Always hopes, always Preserves
Love never fails.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Allison Patton

November 10, 2020

Tom & Teena and family,
We had the great privilege to meet Vera and share some birthday parties with her. Our prayers are with you and the family. She will be greatly missed. God’s blessings Larry & Allison Patton

Lisa Art

November 10, 2020

Vera is my aunt. She was a very nice and smart lady. And always dressed very sharp. She will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family.


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