Virginia Meade, 90, of Tecumseh, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. She was born on December 7, 1923 in Mt. Pulaski, Ill., the daughter of John and Daisy (Van Hook) Milner. On March 16, 1945 she married James Meade and he preceded her in death on January 23, 2011.
Virginia graduated from Mt. Pulaski High School and was a previous member of the Tecumseh Friends Church for several years. During World War II, she worked at the Hayden Ford Mill in Tecumseh. She had a musical gift to play the organ, which she had never taken lessons for. Virginia also enjoyed spending time in her vegetable and flower gardens. Her greatest joy was the time she spent with her family. She will be greatly missed.
Virginia is survived by her sons Richard (Dolores) Meade of Tecumseh and Michael (Val Marino) Meade of Munising; grandchildren David Meade, Megan (Mike) Ivey, Mandy, Emily and Daisy Meade; three great grandchildren Cheyenne Ivey and Craig, Jr. and Colt Myrice. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband James, and brother Harry Milner.
A memorial service to celebrate Virginia’s life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, June 23, 2014 at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Inurnment will follow at Brookside Cemetery.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.handlerfuneralhomes.com.