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5/1/2014 11:00:00 AM
Geraldine "Jerri" Meade
Mrs. Meade
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Mrs. Meade

Geraldine L. “Jerri” Meade, 91, of Ottawa passed away 8 a.m. April 28, 2014, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Ottawa, following a short illness.
Funeral services honoring her life will at held 11 a.m. Saturday in Gladfelter Funeral Home, Ottawa, with the Rev. Charles Maney of Spring Valley United Church of Christ officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Memorial Park.
Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home.
Jerri was born May 20, 1922, in Morris to Timothy and Ruth (Dean) Peterson. She married Milan Meade at Ottawa in 1948.
Geraldine was a member of Evangelical United Methodist Church in Ottawa. She had been employed as a dental assistant at the office of Dr. Otto Lynn Miller. Jerri belonged to various bridge clubs. She enjoyed playing golf and tennis until she was well into her 80s.
Jerri loved to dance and eagerly looked forward to watching “Dancing with the Stars” each week. She was also an avid Bulls fan. Jerri had a particular affection for animals, especially dogs. She was known since childhood to bring home stray dogs and find loving homes for them. Jerri’s most valued time was that spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jerri is survived by her children, Larry (Jackie) Stevenson of Cape Coral, Fla., Cyndi (Dave) Hagenbuch of Ottawa and Mark (Margaret) Meade of Ridgeway, Wis.; grandchildren Kim (Jeff) Holloway of Broken Arrow, Okla., Amy Stevenson of Oklahoma City, Okla., Leigh Ann Tedford of Lowell, Ark., Tyler Hagenbuch of Washington, D.C., Travis Hagenbuch of Los Angeles, Calif., Tahnee Hagenbuch of Fairview Heights and Cullen Meade of Phoenix, Ariz.; and her great-grandchildren, Tucker and Alaska Holloway and Jackson and Tracy Tedford.
She was preceded in death by her husband in March 1985; one brother, Harold Peterson; and one sister, Dorothy Hermann.
Memorials may be directed to Pet Project or the donor’s choice.
To sign the guestbook or share a memory with the family, visit or Gladfelter Funeral Home on Facebook.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Kim Holloway, Amy Stevenson, Leigh Ann Tedford, Tyler Hagenbuch, Travis Hagen-buch, Tahnee Hagenbuch and Cullen Meade.

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