Addie Meyer

Obituary of Addie Meyer

Addie Louise (Bowen) Meyer, 88, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, IL.

Addie was born in Morgan County on March 26, 1929, daughter of the late Calvin and Grace (Miller) Bowen. Addie married the late Dean Christopher Meyer on January 4, 1947. She graduated that same year in May from White Hall High School. Addie was a wonderful mother of seven sons and a busy farm wife and homemaker. Addie always made time for church activities at Pleasant Point Baptist Church and made sure her boys attended also. After this church closed its doors, Addie became a member of Greenfield First Baptist Church in Greenfield where she attended regularly and also attended the Mary Martha Mission Circle. Although constantly busy with seven sons, cooking, laundry, housework, and in later years lots of grandchildren, Addie always made time for others and her Lord Jesus Christ. Addie was an amazing Christian role model for her family and friends.

Addie is survived by seven sons, Mike (Pat) Meyer of Jacksonville, IL, David (Janelle) Meyer of Delevan, IL, Steve Meyer of Carlinville, IL, Phil (Sherry) Meyer of Rockbridge, IL, Jeff Meyer of Greenfield, IL, Jerry (Robin) Meyer of Waynesville, MO, and Eric (Janice) Meyer of Greenfield, IL. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. Addie also had four siblings who preceded her in death: Mary Ellen Reynolds, Dorothy VanBeber, Walter Miller and Eugene Bowen.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 at the Greenfield First Baptist Church north of Greenfield. A Celebration of Her Life will follow at 4 p.m. also at the church with Pastor John Pattison officiating. Burial will be at the Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Greenfield First Baptist Church.