We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
Barbara Lee Meeks, 78, of Van Wert, passed away at 5:16 AM on Tuesday, September 06, 2022 at Lima Memorial. She was born on June 18, 1944, in Van Wert, to the late John L. and Ida May (Hammond) Blake. On September 14, 2017, Barb married Carl E Meeks.
After graduating from Van Wert High School in 1962, Barb went right to work at Aeroquip, which became Eaton. She retired after more than 35 years. After retirement, she took a job as a dietary aid at Vancrest in Convoy. Barb truly enjoyed working with the residents and making new acquaintances there. She also made many friends as volunteer at the PAC.
When Barb wasn't working you could find her with her grandchildren or at the movies with her close friend, Cathy McClure. Barb was like a second mother to her grandchildren, sharing her home and much of her time with them as they grew up. She also enjoyed yearly trips to Arizona, ballroom dancing and going to the casino. Firekeepers was a favorite.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Carl Meeks of Van Wert; daughter, Nicole (Ty) Fiegel of Van Wert; Aaron Gallaway of Providence, RI, grandchildren: Kati Burgoon and Nick Burgoon, both of Van Wert; Samantha (Matt) Moulas of Virginia Beach, VA; Devyn Fiegel of Van Wert; great grandchildren: Jaxson Moore and Wyatt Moulas; brothers: John "Larry" (Dotty) Blake; Ronnie (Sally) Blake, both of Van Wert; sister Beverly (Jim) Miller of Lancaster, CA; as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Barb was preceded in death by a sister, Jeannie Blake. Also, Barb is now reunited in Heaven with her dearly loved great granddaughter Aubrie Moore.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, September 19, 2022 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, 722 S. Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891 where the family will receive friends prior to the service from 12 to 2 PM.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891 where the family will receive friends prior to the service, from to 12 to 2 PM on .
To share in Barbara's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory.