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     Edward Lee Meadows, age 75, of rural Liberal, Missouri, passed away Sunday evening, August 9, 2009 at his home.


     Lee was born June 29, 1934, at Grove, Oklahoma, to Truman and Alice (Vice) Meadows.  He graduated from Mindenmines High School in 1952 and on November 15, 1952, at Eureka Springs, Arkansas, he married Neva Ann Pennington. They lived and farmed at various locations in Missouri and Texas before settling at their current home in Barton County in 1974.  Lee was dedicated to the land and devoted to his family.  He was an active member of Liberal United Methodist Church.


     Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Neva Meadows, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley & Wayne Dingman, Liberal; two sons, Gary Meadows, Lamar, and Kevin Meadows, Joplin; a brother, Jim & his wife Kay Meadows, Oronogo; six grandchildren, Shannon Dingman, Cherie Witt, Kayla Dingman, Joe Meadows,Wesley Meadows, & Jordan Meadows; three great-grandchildren, Hadlee and Sadie Meadows, and Cadence Dingman; a large extended family and a host of friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Truman & Alice Meadows, and a great-grandson, Clayton Meadows, March 23, 2007.


    Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 12th, at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in Nashville Cemetery, Nashville, Missouri.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to Liberal United Methodist Church in care of Daniel Funeral Home.





#14 Joplin, MORobert and Jean Williams 2009-11-21 14:54
You are in our thoughts and prayers
#13 Protem. MO.David and Glenda Marler 2009-08-12 20:01
Neva, Gary, Shirley, Kevin and Families, Sorry to hear of you loss just wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts at this time of sadness and grief.
Glenda Marler
#12 Joplin, MOCathy McClanahan Bell 2009-08-12 12:37
Neva, Gary, Shirley, and Kevin, so sorry for your loss. I remember your family from so many things at Jasper and then later at Liberal. You have lots of good memories and God's love to sustain you through this. I always remember Lee being happy and cheerful. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry I could not make it to the funeral.
#11 Liberal, MOWarren and Cathy Bott 2009-08-12 10:09
Dear Meadows Family,

Warren and I will miss Lee at the Church 5th Sunday dinners and the greeting of "Hello neighbor". We enjoyed listening to his life adventures. He was never shy about expressing how much he loved his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. May he rest in peace with the Lord.

The Botts
Warren, Cathy, Kyle, Gracie and Luke
#10 Liberal, MoJean Overstreet 2009-08-12 06:06
My Dear Neva, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Lee. I always enjoyed visiting with him. He was such a joy and very nice man. I will truly miss him, but know he is in a much better place now.

Take care and God Bless you and your family.
#9 Mesquite, TexasRoss and Marcia Talbott 2009-08-11 20:36
Neva, Marcia and I are sorry for your loss. You and Lee were great friends to mom and dad and were so good to both of them. Hope you take comfort in the love and support of your family and friends at this time.
Ross Talbott
#8 Alamosa, Co.H.R. & Carolyn Archer 2009-08-11 20:14
Neva and family, We were sorry to hear about Lee. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#7 Irving, TexasDoug and Diane Antrim 2009-08-11 19:17
Neva & Family: We were very sorry to hear of Lee's passing. He was a kind, generous and wonderful person. He was a conversationlist and we enjoyed visiting with him. He would make us laugh or in Presidential politics he would educate us. He will be missed very much.
Neva, if there is anything we can do please let us know. Our thoughts are with you in this time of grief.
#6 Tulsa, OKLeah Nell 2009-08-11 17:54
Neva and family was sorry to hear of Lee's passing. I am sure he will be missed. I remember the time you and Lee was here visiting with Steve Rose folks I think or maybe your relation. Anyway you look me up and stop in. I think I was mowing yard at the time. Always thought that was neat that you took time to stop by. I am praying God would be there to comfort you all in a way no one else can do.
#5 Tyler, TexasCarolyn Smith 2009-08-11 17:50
Neva and family,
At times like this it is hard to find the right words to say. Neva & family I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
May God Comfort you during this sad time.
Love, Carolyn

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