Roy Clifford Van Meter

WASHBURN -- Roy Clifford Van Meter, 68, of 314 Cedar, Toluca, formerly of Washburn, died at 4:55 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at

St. Mary's Hospital in Streator.

Born Sept. 13, 1931, in Rockwood to Murray and Edna Smith Van Meter, he married Christine Messick on Feb. 15, 1956, in Peoria. She died April 19, 1994. His father, one daughter, Katherine, one son, Fred, and two brothers also preceded him in death.

Surviving are his mother, Edna Vale of Lincoln; Novella Rich of Toluca, with whom he made his home; three sons, Elmer Stanley of Washburn, Clifford Van Meter of Chillicothe and William Stanley of Gainesville, Ga.; five daughters, Glenda Christy of Apison, Tenn., Judy Stoens of Roanoke, Debra Van Meter of Washburn, Barbara Clark of Germany and Carolyn Nauman of Metamora; four brothers, Homer of Easton, Bill and Wayne, both of Washburn, and Delbert of Ellis Grove; two sisters, Anna Marie Kinney of Coulterville and Linda Bare of Easton; 24 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

A member of United Auto Workers Local 974, he was a gear technician at Caterpillar Inc. in East Peoria, retiring in 1986. A member of American Legion Post 89 in Metamora, he was an Army corporal in the Korean War.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Steeleville Baptist Church in Steeleville. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday at Ries-McKitrick & Newton Mortuary, Washburn Chapel, and one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Rockwood.


From: The Peoria Journal Star, IL - October 5, 1999


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