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Melva M. Meridith

Published: Friday, May 2, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
Melva M. Meridith

DIXON – Melva Marie Meridith, 58, of Dixon, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014. She was a rehabilitation technician at Kreider Services in Dixon for 18 years before her retirement.

Melva was born March 7, 1956, in Dixon, the daughter of Melvin and Mary (Wheatland) Sneek. She married Dennis Meridith on March 30, 2003, in Oregon. Melva attended St. Anne Catholic Church in Dixon, and was a volunteer at Leydig Center in Dixon. Melva was well-liked by everyone she met.

Survivors include her husband of Dixon; three sons, Randall Pettenger of Dixon, Michael Pettenger of Toluca, and Melvin (Misty Cook) Pettenger of Lanark; one stepson, Wayne (Deanne) Hoy of Amboy; her parents, two brothers, Gregg (Michelle) Sneek and Gary (Debbie) Sneek, and one sister, Marsha (Dave) Cruse, all of Dixon; and eight grandchildren, Abigail Simmons of Dixon, Morgan, Boston, and Dawson Pettenger, all of Lanark, and Lindsay, Iain, Caitlin, and Collin Hoy, all of Amboy.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Melanie Pankhurst.

Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anne Catholic Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Antoni Kretowicz, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.

A memorial has been established to Happy Tails Animal Shelter.

Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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