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Ina Meeks 1897-1953

MEEKS, BYERLY, BARKER, REINICK

Posted By: Sharon Elijah (email)
Date: 5/10/2022 at 09:03:53

April 13, 1953 - The Anamosa Journal

Mrs. Ina E. Meeks, 55, life-long resident of Anamosa, died early Friday morning, April 10, at Mercy hospital, Anamosa, following a long illness.

Funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at the Goettsch funeral home. Rev. Walter D. Wigger officiated. Burial was made in the Antioch cemetery.

Serving as casket bearers were Budd Cook, Edward Heeren, Milton Chesire, Clarence Nielsen, J. Stanley Waggoner and William Otten.

Ina Byerly Meeks, only daughter of Joseph M. and Carrie Ryan Byerly, was born at the family home, three miles east of Anamosa, Oct. 18, 1897.

Her early life was spent in the community where she was born. Her schooing, begun at Antioch, was completed in the Anamosa high school, where she was graduated as valedictiorian, with the class of 1915.

On March 8, 1921, she was united in marriage with Thomas DeWitt Meeks, at Anamosa. To them were born three children, Mildred, now Mrs. Clyde S. Barker, Anamosa, Eldon, at home, and Pauline, now Mrs. Wallace Reinick, Milwaukee.

After eight years of marriage spent in farming in adjacent communities, her husband died in 1929.

Shortly thereafter, she and her children returned to her old home with her parents and her only brother, Alvin, where she continued to reside until the time of her death.

Surviving besides her three children, are her mother, Mrs. Carrie Byerly; her brother, Alvin Byerly, and a grandson, Danny Reinick.

Preceding her in death were her husband and her father, Joseph M. Byerly.


 

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