Charles W. "Charlie" Meeks, 70, Peru, passed away at 9:05 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2005 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
He was born on June 10, 1934 in Washington, Pa. to Theodore and Mary Vitteck Meeks. He then married Sandra Perry on Sept. 15, 1961 and she survives.
Meeks retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years, and also retired from Peru Community Schools. He was a member of Zion Chapel Church, the American Legion and Peru Maennerchor. He enjoyed all sports, gardening, bowling, fishing, playing cards, good food, but most of all spending time with children, family and friends.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Michael Meeks and wife Lori, Peru, and Jay Paul Meeks and wife Rita, Jacksonville, Fla.; three daughters, Debora Scott and husband Sid, Orlando Fla., Jenny Cook, and Teresah Campos and husband Paul, all of Peru; a brother, Ted Meeks, Florida; 10 grandchildren, Robert Oppito, Kayla and Brianna Meeks, Robert and Desire' Cook, Derek Baker, Michael and Heather Meeks, and Chris and Tiffany Meeks; and two sisters, Mildred Baloukas, Washington, Pa., and Helen Gamrat.
The funeral will be at Zion Chapel Church, 915 S. Broadway, Peru, on Thursday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Rod Correll and Pastor George Dinkel officiating. Burial will be at Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery, Cass County. Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to The Gideons. There also will be a military committal service.
LaVerne E. Martin, 86
Tuesday, March 15, 2005 1:15 AM EST
LaVerne E. Martin, 86, Peru, passed away at 1:12 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2005 at Dukes Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home.