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Patricia J. Meeks

October 24, 1938 June 24, 2020
Patricia J. Meeks
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Patricia J. Meeks, 81, of Kewanee, died Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on October 24, 1938 in Kewanee, the daughter of Fritz and Geneva (Blake) Bridgewater. Patricia attended Wethersfield High School and graduated with the Class of 1956. She married Melvin Fuhrman and later married James Meeks at the Wheels Away Roller Rink, Kewanee; he survives.
Patricia is also survived by her daughter, Becky (Denny) Kubiak, Kewanee; son, Kevin Fuhrman, California; three stepchildren, Kyle Meeks, Iowa City, IA, Leslie (Brian) Orr, Rachel Kinne, both of Muscatine, IA. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Jaden Meeks and Addison Loos; and numerous half-brothers and half-sisters. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Patricia worked in the activities department at area nursing homes. She was an artist and sold many paintings over the years. Patricia enjoyed animals, roller skating, and was a huge Elvis fan. Most of all, she was known for being kind hearted and her love for others. Patricia belonged to the former Kewanee Art League and continued to paint up to a couple weeks ago.
Private Graveside Services will be Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Wethersfield Cemetery. Pastor Kevin Drane will officiate. Memorials may be left at the funeral home and made to OSF Hospice or the Kewanee Animal Shelter.

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Wethersfield Cemetery Final Resting Place

Kewanee, IL 61443

Kewanee 61443 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

OSF Hospice

3405 N. Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Kewanee Animal Shelter

Kewanee, IL

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