FOWLER - Mary Meeker, 90, died at 1:10 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at Champion Estates.
She was born June 1, 1922, in Kittanning, Pa., the daughter of the late Alex and Tonka Hachich Dezich, who were formerly of Yugoslavia.
Mrs. Meeker lived on Cadwallader Sonk Road in Fowler Township all of her adult life. She was a member of Fowler Community Church.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother; sister and sister-in-law. She had many friends throughout her life.
As a lifetime homemaker, she cared for her family and enjoyed her hobbies of sewing, gardening, embroidery, and in her later years she very much enjoyed spending her time on her beloved front porch.
Survivors include her children, James (Cathy) Meeker of Warner Robins, Ga., Jerry Meeker of Vienna, and Rose Trimble of New Caney, Texas; and her dear sister-in-law, Frances Dezich of Apollo, Pa. Mary has seven grandchildren, Kathy, Kristin, Brian, Chris, Jason, Ben and Jimmy; five great-grandchildren, Melanie, Rhiannon, Anna, Dylan and Josh; and three great-great grandchildren, William, Rebecca and Lyndell; many nieces and nephews and two great-grandchildren on the way.
Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband, Walter Lawrence Meeker, on Dec. 28, 1995. They were united in marriage Jan. 20, 1945. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Shirley Meeker and Linda Colello; one grandson, Allen Meeker; and one brother, Anthony Dezich.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Shafer-Winans Funeral Chapel, a Lane Family Funeral Home, where the Rev. Joel Dickson will celebrate Mary's life.
Family and friends may visit at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and also one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mary will be laid to rest next to her husband at Dugan Cemetery in Fowler.