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1477 Jefferson Rd, Jefferson, PA

OBITUARY

Grace Eileen Meadows

January 9, 1926July 22, 2020
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Grace Eileen Meadows, 94 of Mentor, OH, formerly of Clarksville, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in Maple View Country Villa, Chardon, OH. She was born January 9, 1926 in Centerville, a daughter of the late Archie and Grace Grooms Kinder. Eileen was a graduate of Centerville High School Class of 1943. She had worked at one time as a clerk in Hackney’s Hardware store. Eileen was a former member of the Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church, Clarksville and the ladies aid society of the church. She was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #816, Rices Landing. On April 28, 1946 she married, Charles Meadows, who died June 13, 2008. Surviving are two daughters, Charleen (Rick) Langer of Mentor, OH and Lou Ann (Ted) Hursh of Perry, OH; five grandchildren, Brian (Ann) Kooyman, Tessa (Dennis) Dushney, Matthew (Sarah) Kooyman, Karrie (Tom) Shannon, and Tim (Jenn) Langer; great grandchildren, Patrick Kooyman, Lexie Kooyman, Corinne Dushney, Connor Dushney, William Dushney, Justus Kooyman, Dylan Kooyman, Owen Shannon, Holden Shannon, Isabelle Langer and Nick Langer; two sisters, Norma Jean Gower of Washington, Audrey Simpson of Lewes, DE; and a brother, Alan Kinder of Hampton, NJ; a sister-in-law, Virginia Hickman of Clarksburg, WV. Deceased in addition to her husband are a brother, Archie (Bud) Kinder, two sister-in-law’s, Mary Dickerson and Evelyn Rearick; and a brother-in-law, Wendel Gower. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines the services are private and entrusted to the Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor. Interment in Hewitt Cemetery, Rices Landing. Condolences may be expressed online at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Charleen Langer, Daughter
  • Lou Ann Hursh, Daughter
  • five grandchildren, Brian (Ann) Kooyman, Tessa (Dennis) Dushney, Matthew (Sarah) Kooyman, Karrie (Tom) Shannon, and Tim (Jenn) Langer; great grandchildren, Patrick Kooyman, Lexie Kooyman, Corinne Dushney, Connor Dushney, William Dushney, Justus Kooyman, Dylan Kooyman, Owen Shannon, Holden Shannon, Isabelle Langer and Nick Langer; two sisters, Norma Jean Gower of Washington, Audrey Simpson of Lewes, DE; and a brother, Alan Kinder of Hampton, NJ; a sister-in-law, Virginia Hickman of Clarksburg, WV.
    Deceased in addition to her husband are a brother, Archie (Bud) Kinder, two sister-in-law’s, Mary Dickerson and Evelyn Rearick; and a brother-in-law, Wendel Gower.

Services

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    Saturday, July 25, 2020

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Jeanne Titus Hockenberry

July 28, 2020

Charlene and Lou Ann,

So very sorry for your loss. I have so many great memories of your Mom. She was such a sweet lady, always smiling. She was a great friend to my parents, from the American Legion days to our J-M band days. Gabbing on the phone with my Mom planning their next National American Legion trip!!

I am sure my parents were there to greet her (with a plate of cookies) !

Jeanne Titus Hockenberry

Agnes Haiden

July 27, 2020

My family and I wish to express our deepest sympathy in the loss of Eileen. We have the best of memories of her sweet personality and warm friendship. We remember her working at Hackney Hardware Store where she was always very helpful and pleasant. We also remember attending the Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church where Eileen was a member. You and your family have our deepest sympathy at this very sad time. God Bless.

Ruth Monas

July 27, 2020

Sending my sympathy to Eileen’s daughters and family.
We were longtime friends from Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church.

Ruth Monas

Diana Morton

July 25, 2020

I have many wonderful memories of Eileen from church and Sunday School as well as Mother-Daughter banquets when she’d invariably get me to recite a poem or story. You have my deepest sympathy.

Dennis Taylor

July 23, 2020

Charlene and Lou Ann:
So very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I have many fond memories of her from the church in Clarksville. I have often told people that my first memory of Chuck was when we had your mom for a Sunday School teacher and she made us stand outside the classroom door one Sunday because we wouldn't stop talking! I think we were four years old at the time.
It is never easy to have to say goodbye to your mom no matter the circumstances. A mother is always the one constant in our lives - the person who loves us unconditionally.
Please know I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and hoping you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of her.

Charles Nyswaner

July 23, 2020

Such a part of my formative years spent in Clarksville- especially the Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Meadows was a great mentor to the Sunday School children at the church and I’ll always remember her welcoming smile and pleasant voice. We were such lucky kids to have a large church family in such a small town.

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Biography

Grace Eileen Meadows, 94 of Mentor, OH, formerly of Clarksville, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in Maple View Country Villa, Chardon, OH.
She was born January 9, 1926 in Centerville, a daughter of the late Archie and Grace Grooms Kinder.
Eileen was a graduate of Centerville High School Class of 1943.
She had worked at one time as a clerk in Hackney’s Hardware store.
Eileen was a former member of the Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church, Clarksville and the ladies aid society of the church. She was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #816, Rices Landing.
On April 28, 1946 she married, Charles Meadows, who died June 13, 2008.
Surviving are two daughters, Charleen (Rick) Langer of Mentor, OH and Lou Ann (Ted) Hursh of Perry, OH; five grandchildren, Brian (Ann) Kooyman, Tessa (Dennis) Dushney, Matthew (Sarah) Kooyman, Karrie (Tom) Shannon, and Tim (Jenn) Langer; great grandchildren, Patrick Kooyman, Lexie Kooyman, Corinne Dushney, Connor Dushney, William Dushney, Justus Kooyman, Dylan Kooyman, Owen Shannon, Holden Shannon, Isabelle Langer and Nick Langer; two sisters, Norma Jean Gower of Washington, Audrey Simpson of Lewes, DE; and a brother, Alan Kinder of Hampton, NJ; a sister-in-law, Virginia Hickman of Clarksburg, WV.
Deceased in addition to her husband are a brother, Archie (Bud) Kinder, two sister-in-law’s, Mary Dickerson and Evelyn Rearick; and a brother-in-law, Wendel Gower.