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Jeanne was born June 22, 1921 at Sand Springs, Oklahoma to Clarence L. and Sylvia (Benhoff) Meetze.  Her mother died soon after she was born and she was raised by maternal grandparents in Baltimore.

 

She was working at the Wing headquarters for the Caribbean and SW Atlantic air ferry route to the Africa, European and far east war zones when she met and married Wes on June 17, 1944.  She died on June 18, 2010, married 66 years and 1 day.

 

They had 5 kids, Christie and Martha, deceased, and Patrick of Ashland, Missouri, Eric of Port Orchard, Washington, and Andy of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She is also survived by her husband Wesley Lee, 13 grandchildren (Josh and Aaron Maddox, Rebecca Haasis, Shannon Hein, Joanna Graham, Christopher Lee, Tori Lee, Martha Lee, Jessica Chicago, Katie Price, Anthony Lee, Jerry and Jervon Johnson) and four great grandchildren (Elsa Haasis, Lily Haasis, Adara Hein and Aiden Chicago).  Also surviving are a brother, Wes Meetze, Spring Hill, Florida, and two sisters, Carol Enos, Orange, California and Christie Bendickson, Spring Hill, Florida.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Sylvia Haught.

 

She and Wes lived in Minnesota, Iowa, and Florida before moving to Barton County in 1959.  She was an active member of the 1st Christian Church for many years before moving to Columbia, Missouri and then to Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

 

Services will be held at 10 am Wednesday, June 23, at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar with Mike Gage, minister, officiating.  Burial will be in Lake Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions are suggested to Ozark Christian College, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

Comments

#9 TERRI LOCKE BRAKER 2010-06-24 10:05
ANDY AND ERIC,
I WANT YOU TO KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. I WASN'T ABLE TO MAKE IT TO THE SERVICES, I WOULD OF LIKED TO SEE BOTH OF YOU. TAKE CARE AND REMEMBER SHE IS ALWAYS WITH YOU.
#8 Medina, OhioPrudence Davis-Aylsworth 2010-06-24 02:09
Oh, how special parents are...how smart they were/are and God only knows the many 'treasures and blessings' they bestow upon us...over a lifetime.
Good be with you in this time of sadness...our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Prudence and Jim
#7 Mesa, AZRejeana Zinn Barker 2010-06-23 21:18
Wes, you and your family will be in my prayers.
#6 Lamar, MOJeff & Margaret Phipps 2010-06-23 11:00
Andy,
So sorry to hear about your Mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
#5 Joplin, MOJohn and Kerry Divine 2010-06-23 06:30
Dear Pat and Family,
Our hearts go out to you. Your mom was a very interesting, vivacious woman. I know she'll leave a big void in all your hearts. It's difficult to reach this time in our lives when we have to say good-bye to our parents, how quickly it's come. With heartfelt sympathy and fond memories,
John & Kerry (Lee) Divine
#4 Heights Christian Church Albuquerque NMCarol Baird and Patti Casey 2010-06-22 15:21
To all the family we send our deepest sympathy. Our prayers are with you all. As hard as it is today, Jesus will help heal the sorrow and bring a smile. May God Bless you all.

Carol and Patti
#3 Mission, KSMichelle Patton Magee 2010-06-21 12:35
Sorry to hear about your mother passing. She was a wonderfull person. Your family will be in my prayers.
#2 Orange, CaCarol 2010-06-21 07:21
My big sister. How steadfast you were. We have planted a yellow rose bush that will remind us forever. As will the computer with the empty inbox.
#1 Ashland, MOPatrick 2010-06-20 11:11
You were a great mom and grandmother, faithful wife, a good friend to me in my adulthood, and a formidable Scrabble player! I look forward to gathering with your family and friends to honor your life and God's goodness!

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