Marilyn L. Van Meter

Marilyn L. Van Meter formerly of Hampshire

Memorial services for Marilyn L. "Jackie" Van Meter, 75, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at the Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 41W170 Russell Road, Plato Center, with the Rev. Paul Meyers officiating. Born March 31, 1927, in Marshalltown, Iowa, the daughter of Orval and Jessie (Willim) Landis, she passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at Heritage Manor in Elgin. Following cremation, interment will be held in the Riverside Cemetery in Marshalltown, Iowa. Marilyn grew up in Marshalltown and attended the University of Iowa. She married Walter W. "Bud" Van Meter June 4, 1948, in Marshalltown and they moved to the Chicago area in 1951. They moved to Plato Center in 1965 and truly enjoyed the country living. She enjoyed grooming dogs and worked for Dr. Bahe's veterinary practice in Hampshire for several years. She was a nature lover creating a wild bird center and nature preserve in her surroundings. Jackie enjoyed horseback riding, often giving riding lessons and the building and decorating of doll houses. She truly earned the nickname a "Jackie of all trades." She was very involved in her church, the Plato Center United Methodist Church (now Cornerstone United Methodist Church). She often served as the substitute church organist for both the Plato Center and Hampshire United Methodist Churches and also helped in the office of Cornerstone United Methodist Church. Following her husband "Bud's" passing on July 25, 1990, Jackie moved to Hampshire and on to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, before returning to Elgin. Always willing to try new things, she even enjoyed tattoos with her granddaughters. Survivors include a son, W. Kent (Jacque) Van Meter of Cedar Rapids; daughters, Lynn Van Meter of Boulder, Colo., and Janna (Doug) Tegtman of Hampshire; grandchildren, Ben (Brandi) Van Meter of Cedar Rapids, Becky Van Meter of Cedar Falls, Samuel Tegtman of Huntley, and Peter and Marthe Tegtman of Hampshire; sister-in-law, Carolyn (Eldon) Mann of Marshalltown; and a cousin, Cathy Miller of Homewood. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, in infancy. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Provena St. Joseph Hospice in Elgin or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements were made by the James A. O'Connor Funeral Home, Huntley. Friends may visit to express condolences and sign the guest book. For funeral information, (847)669-5111.


From: Daily Herald,  Arlington Heights, IL - January 26, 2003


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