MEEKER, Betty Joan, Oct 28, 1923 Apr 10, 2009, age 85. Betty “Joan” Meeker passed away peacefully on Good Friday, surrounded by her loving family. Joan spent the majority of her life in Wichita, KS with the last 6 years in Omaha, NE. She attended Baker University as a member of the Phi Mu sorority and worked as a medical secretary. Joan dedicated her life to being a homemaker, raising her family and living the best years of her life with her loving husband Bob for 59 years. She lived life to the fullest enjoying square dancing, volunteer work, scrapbooking and was an active member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Wichita. She and Bob enjoyed many trips to Hawaii, ski trips, cruises and traveled to all 50 states. In 2002 they moved to Omaha to the Walnut Grove Retirement Community, where she made many dear friends and was a dedicated caregiver for her husband. She liked to exercise and walk their beloved dog, Sandi. Although Joan lived with cancer for 5 years, she always remained upbeat, enthusiastic, and positive with rarely a bad day. She was helpful and welcoming to anyone, loved dearly and will always be in our hearts. Sincerest thanks to the caregivers and compassionate staff of Dr. Cloven’s office, Papillion Manor and Silver Ridge. Survivors include her husband, Bob; son, Roger and Terri Meeker of Kapoho, Hawaii; daughter, Jolene and Bob Adams of Omaha; grandchildren: Tyler Brown, Trevor Brown, Jennifer Shukert, Jason Adams and Krystal Kapuras and 3 great-grandchildren. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Retirement Community, 4901 S. 153rd St., Omaha, NE 68137. Memorials may be made to the Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska (GRIN) or the Alzheimer’s Association-Respite Grant.
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