Obituary: Gary Meader

Gary Lee Meader, 85, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Oct. 1, 1936, to Elmo and Eleanor (Hinton) Meader in Pawnee City, Neb. 

He attended a country school through the eighth grade. Then, he graduated from Pawnee City High School in 1954. In 1955, he moved to Atchison for work and met the love of his life, Helen Lewman. They were married on July 13, 1957. They moved to Seneca in 1959, where they raised their four sons. 

After retirement, Gary and Helen moved to Sabetha in 2014. 

Gary is preceded in death by his parents, Elmo and Eleanor; a son, Douglas; and a sister, Joyce Meader. 

Gary is survived by his wife, Helen, of 64 years of Sabetha; sons, Rick (Donna) of Topeka, Brian (Tony) of Kansas City, Mo., and Mike (Beth) of Sabetha; two granddaughters, Kimberly (Dylan) and Kaitlyn; and one grandson, Wyatt.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at the Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, at the Popkess Mortuary. Interment will be at the Seneca Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sabetha Community Hospital and Apostolic Christian Home and sent in care of Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia Street, Sabetha, Kansas 66534. Online condolences can be left for the family at 

The Sabetha Herald 11/10/2021


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