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James H Meeks

December 16, 1919 August 21, 2011
James H Meeks
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James Henry Meeks 91, of Peoria passed away at 6:20 a.m. Sunday, August 21, 2011 at his residence. Born on December 16, 1919 in Bald Hill, Oklahoma to Jerome and Helen Hoffman Meeks. He married Mary Elizabeth Todd on September 17, 1943 in Southwest Missouri where they resided until their move to Peoria in 1950. He is survived by his wife and three children; Sandra Meeks of Sarasota, FL, Janice (Gary) Sniff-Hamrick of Peoria and James W. Meeks of Peoria. One brother Francis (Marilyn) Meeks of East Peoria. His extended family includes 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. His parents, 2 older and 4 younger brothers preceded him in death. Jim worked as a skillful welder for Caterpillar Tractor Company for 30 years, retiring in 1981. He was never without work on his time off doing auto mechanics to operating a rural milk pickup for Producers Dairy, which left little time for his love of planting and caring for a large vegetable garden. His living presence will be greatly missed by all who gave and received his tremendous capacity for loving his family, but his spirit will live forever in our hearts. There will be no public services. Cremation rites will be accorded. Burial will be in Mt. Hawley Cemetery at a later date. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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