Geneva C. Meck

March 6, 1925March 7, 2018

Geneva C. Meck, 93, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 4:15am at Heddington Oaks in Peoria, IL. Geneva was born March 6, 1925 to Peter and Matilda (Cavin) Spanier of rural Richland, Iowa. She married Walter James Yoder of Kalona, IA, in 1941. They had three children: Howard , James (Jim), Shirley Marie and Donald Ray. Geneva married Clifton N. Meck of rural Fairfield, Iowa in 1952. He passed away in 2005. Her youngest son, Don Yoder passed away December 25, 2014, in California and her eldest son, Howard James (Jim) passed away October 14, 2016, in Arkansas. Geneva was "The Best Cook in 3 Counties" according to her husband and her family. Her pies and other cooking talents were amazing. She loved to crochet, garden, sew, she loved her flowers. Geneva helped support her family by working multiple jobs over the years. The last of her generation, Geneva will join her loved ones in Heaven: husband Cliff, sons Don and Jim, grandson Mark, parents Peter and Matilda, sister Helen Lewis Halstead, brothers: Kenneth (Phyllis), Vern (Mary), Jack, George and infant brother Harold Dean; half sisters: Laura Stephens, Margaret Krewson and Irene Roberts. She will also meet her great-great granddaughter Paytan for the first time. Survivors include her daughter Shirley (Harold) Whitmer of Peoria, IL; daughter-in-law Betty Yoder of California; sister-in-law Jean Spanier of Florida. Geneva has 9 grandchildren: Scott (Daphne) Whitmer of Missouri, Kristina (Ronald) Alcorn and Brian (Rebecca) Whitmer of IL; Brenda (Lawrence) White, Jerri Beghtol and Donald James (Christine) Yoder of California; Robin (Brenda) Yoder, Robert (Vickie) Yoder and Jodie Yoder of Iowa. Geneva has 26 great grandchildren: Ryan, Nicole, Sean, Joshua, Dustin, Stormie, Cyndal, Meagan, Christopher (Courtney), Matthew (Emily), Sean, Kaytlin, Amber, Brandon, Tyler, Connor, Brandon, Heather, Caitlin, Alison, Bryce, Sean, Travis, Cole, Lauren, Madison. Geneva also has 8 great-great grandchildren.

Geneva's family would like to thank the staff at Heddington Oaks and a special thank you to Unity Point Methodist Hospice for her care.

Rest In Peace, Mom...We Love You. The funeral will be held at Behner Funeral home in Fairfield, Iowa. (Date and time withheld upon request.) Davison-Fulton Funeral Chapels in Peoria, IL is in charge of arrangements.


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Geneva C. Meck

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March 31, 2018

Grandma was the best, but would get after you if you were misbehaving! She loved life, music, gardening. She loved her flowers and cats. Most of all she loved her family. She worked hard all year round to make sure their birthday, anniversary and special holidays and events were not missed, including Easter and Halloween! I loved her smile and her laugh! We loved to play cards and wahoo! Grandma loved to crochet, Mom taught her how to do that! They both did a wonderful job crocheting afghans and crafts. I remember when Grandma picked up extra jobs cleaning houses, I went with her and at this one house, the owners had Siamese cats, they were not declawed and were mean (possessed) and climbing up curtains! Never went back to that house with her again!! LOL . Going to garage sales was another one of things that Grandma loved to do and I know where Mom gets that from. We all loved to go shopping for those bargains! Grandma loved people and everyone loved Grandma.

Grandma you are in heaven now and at peace and enjoying all the family and friends who have gone Home before you. You are always with us in our hearts and memories. Their will always be a piece of our hearts missing.

Love you always! Kristina Sue