Eugene B. Meadows

Eugene B. Meadows, 83, of Troy, Illinois, born Monday, April 1, 1929, in Gibson City, IL , died Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Liberty Village of Maryville in Maryville, Illinois.

Gene retired from Deaconess Hospital in St. Louis as a credit manager. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was member of Peace Lutheran Church in Belleville, Illinois, Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and Moose Lodge in Swansea, IL.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Wife:  Donna nee Thedens Meadows
  • Parents:  James Mason and Lula nee Bryant Meadows
  • Sisters:  
    • Oretha Bouzidan
    • Margaret Randa
    • Elaine Wolfe

Surviving are his:

  • Daughters: 
    • Paula (Mack) Greever of Claremore, OK
    • Sheila Leuty of Troy, IL
  • Grandchildren:
    • Shannon (Jeffrey) McMillian of Glen Carbon, IL
    • Timothy Liechti of Phoenix, AZ
    • Jeff (Emily) Leuty of Belleville, IL
    • Alex (Amanda) Leuty of O Fallon, IL
  • Great Grandchildren: 
    • Carter McMillian
    • Parker  McMillian
    • Avery McMillian
    • Autumn Leuty
  • Sister & Brother-in-law:  Joyce (Allen) Higgins of Rantoul, IL
  • Special Friend: Normajean McKune of Fairview Heights, IL
  • Beloved Dog: Maddie

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Liberty Village of Maryville.

Memorials:  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Peace Lutheran Church

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 pm Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Bill Pierce officiating.  Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Condolences left for Eugene B. Meadows:

    Dear Friend, Father-in-law, and Wise Man, Storyteller, Jokester, and Loyal Man of Men. In ancient Greece, wreaths were given for those who completed the race, fought the good fight. You left us on the First Sunday in Advent. I hang my wreath in your honor. I loved you so. See you later. Greet Donna for me in Heaven. Steve

    Steven E Liechti Lincoln Ne 68503

    Paula and Sheila
    We were so sorry hearing about your dad. We had not heard anything from him for so long. We had such good time with you kids and mom and dad while you were growing up. Will be really missed.

    Dale and Vauna Jones Gibson City` Il. 69836