December 1, 1921 - April 6, 2022
Leona Oliver Meador of Salem, Illinois passed away April 6, 2022 at the Odin Health Care Center. A centenarian, she was 100 years, 4 months and 5 days of age. The family invite you to join them at 2:00 pm, Friday, April 15, 2022 to celebrate Leona's life at graveside services, Mt. Zion Church Cemetery, E. Selville Rd., Ashley, IL. There will be no public visitation. Dr. Andy DeWitt will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Born December 1, 1921 in Keenes, Illinois, she was the daughter of Fred D. and Mary A. (Evans) Payne. Leona retired from Hollywood Candy Co., in Centralia, IL. She also was a waitress for Rich and Gladys' Café in Ashley. She loved to garden, enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, especially fried chicken and wilted lettuce. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Ashley. She was married to Raymond S. Oliver and he preceded her in death in 1979. She then married Ernest "Ernie" Meador and he preceded her in death in 2013. Survivors include her daughter Sharon Woodward of Salem, IL. Also, a step-daughter Karen (Steve) Winkler of Dix, IL. Leona was Grannie to Nancy Oliver of Bettendorf, Iowa, Lisa (Gordon) James of Scottsdale, AZ, Larry Woodward of Salem, IL , Christina Oliver of Rock Island, IL and Makayla Winkler of Dix, IL. Also great grandchildren Emily (Jared) Houston, Charles (Amanda) James, Madeline (Austin) Tracy, Heidi (Isaac Morton) Woodward, Shade Woodward, Olivia James, Zandi Woodward, Kane Halverson, Tiffany and Trevor, and 2 great-great grandchildren, Miles Morton and Kynleigh McGuire. Also left to mourn her passing is a dear friend, Desiree Smith, Centralia, IL. In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by her son Gary R. Oliver and wife Lynn, son-in-law Roy G. Woodward, great grandson Chad Hill, 6 brothers and 2 sisters. The family suggest memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery Association, and can be left with the Sutherland - Rankin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 97, 310 N. Broadway Salem, IL 62881 (618) 548-1234, entrusted with the family's care. On line condolence can be left at sutherlandfuneralhome.com.
Leona Oliver Meador of Salem, Illinois passed away April 6, 2022 at the Odin Health Care Center. A centenarian, she was 100 years, 4 months and 5 days of age. The family invite you to join them at 2:00 pm, Friday, April 15, 2022 to celebrate... View Obituary & Service Information
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