BELOIT –– Wilma “Pill” Meskimen, 83, Herington, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Hilltop Lodge of Beloit. She was born on Aug. 26, 1929, at her parent’s home near Onaga, the daughter of C.F. “Slim” and Tressie P. (Burdette” Florence.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the First Baptist Church, Herington, with Rev. Darrell Geist officiating. Committal service will be in the Onaga Cemetery at 2:30 p.m Wednesday. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Meskimen was a homemaker. She graduated from Onaga High School with the class of 1947, and then completed her business degree from Crumb Business College, Topeka.
She married Dale M. Meskimen on Feb. 21, 1951, at Onaga; he preceded in death on Dec. 10, 2003. She is also preceded in death by her daughter Marsha on Jan. 31, 1997; a brother Wayne Florence; and her parents.
She is survived by a son Dale Meskimen, of Lincoln, Neb., a daughter Marla Catlin, of Beloit, a sister Deanie Fager of Onaga, two brothers: Marion Florence on Lincoln, Kan., and Lyle Florence of Topeka, seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
Memorials to the First Baptist Church or Parkinson’s Association; and they may be sent in care of the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory, Herington Chapel, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS 67449-3038.
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