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Edith Lucille Hand Meeks

KEWANEE - Edith Lucille (Hand) Meeks, born October 27, 1921, died June 12, 2014. Born and raised in Kewanee, Illinois, by parents, Dorothy (Lampson) Hand and Edward Hand. Edith married Henry Erwin Meeks, January 15, 1944. They have 12 children. Daughters are Cecelia Picket Pin and son-in-law Isaac, of California; Shelley Picket Pin and son-in-law David, of Alliance, Nebraska; Lucille Flood and son-in-law La Vern, of Sidney, Nebraska; Nancy Poor Bear, of Alliance, Nebraska. Sons, Henry Meeks Jr., Gary Meeks and wife Jean, of Eureka, California, Clayton Meeks and wife Diana of Arlee, Montana; Mark Meeks, of Montana. Jeff Meeks, whereabouts unknown, Lance Meeks, whereabouts unknown, Steven Meeks, whereabouts unknown, and Curt Meeks; also one sister, Mary Urquiza, of Kewanee, Illinois.

She has 50 grandchildren, 93 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren, numbers’ nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy (Lampson) Hand and Edward (Ed) Hand; husband, Henry Sr.; sons, Henry Jr. and Gary; grandsons, Shane Meeks, and Jamie Flood; and one great-granddaughter, and five brothers, Clarence, John, Eddie, K. Noel, and Harvey Hand, of Kewanee, Illinois; and two sisters, Mildred Hand of Kewanee, Illinois, and Veda Kendal of Spokane, Washington.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 26 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee, Illinois. Virginia Nelson will officiate. Visitation will be held one prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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