|Birth: ||Jul. 27, 1919|
|Death: ||May 13, 2005|
Atha Elaine VanMeter, 85, Lewistown, Mo., died Firday, May 13, 2005, at the Country Aire Retirement Estates in Lewistown. She was born July 27, 1919, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Solon S. and Atha Wolfe Silvey. She was united in marriage to Raymond T. VanMeter on October 16, 1938, in Lewistown. Mrs. VanMeter was a homemaker. She and Raymond resided on the same farm they moved to 65 years ago. They enjoyed many winters of their early retirement in Ft. Meyers, Florida. She served in many organizations in the community and was an active member of the Lewistown Christian Church. Survivors include her husband Raymond VanMeter, Lewistown, Mo.; five children, Louise Perkins and husband Larry of High Point, N.C., Lois Hinton and husband Bruce of Monticello, Mo., Mike VanMeter and wife Jeanette, Lewistown, Roger VanMeter and wife Janis, Lewistown, and Phyllis Segawa and husband Wesley, Hilo, Hawaii; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren; a sister, Mildred Louise Schaffer of LaGrange, Mo.; a brother, Eldon Silvey of Galesburg, Ill.; four sisters-in-law, Thelma Roberts, Kansas Ciy; Mary Sue VanMeter of Quincy, Ill., Sarah VanMeter, Murray, Ky., and Kathleen VanMeter, Canton. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother-in-law, Harold Schaffer, and a sister-in-law, Bernadine Silvey, and a great-granddaughter, Krystle Segawa. Visitation was Saturday, May 14, 2005 at Arnold's Funeral Home in Lewistown. Funeral services were Sunday, May 15, 2005, at the Lewistown Christian Church with Rev. George Lee officiating with burial in the Lewistown Cemetery. Pallbearers wete grandsons, Rich Hinton, Craig Perkins, Kent Perkins, Brian Perkins, Darin VanMeter, Paul VanMeter, Set VanMeter, Ryan VanMeter, Dustin VanMeter, Jason Segawa, Jim Miller and Guy Ward. Honorary pallbearers were granddaughters, Vanessa Miller, Dawn Ward, Kimberly Segawa, Sharon Marks, Lori VanMeter, Heather VanMeter, Margie Perkins, Kris Perkins, Susan VanMeter, and Theresa VanMeter. Memorials may be made to the Lewistown Christian Church or Lewistown Cemetery.
Raymond Thomas Van Meter (1919 - 2010)
Created by: Lillie Riney
Record added: Jun 27, 2005
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