M. June Meek, 93, of Defiance, passed away on Wednesday morning, February 5, 2020 at her home in Defiance.
She was born on November 11, 1926 to the late Leonard and Katherine (Varvenock) Howland in Detroit, Michigan. On January 10, 1945 she married Max F. Meek, who preceded her in death on December 7, 1996.
June was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She owned and operated Meek's Pastry Shop in Defiance with her husband since 1949 until selling it to her son in 1989, and it is still in operation at the same location. June cherished spending time with her family, and she enjoyed boating, spending time at the lake, and flower gardening. June will be sadly missed by her family and many good friends.
June is survived by her four daughters, Kathy (Bill) Jones of Defiance, Carol (Kirk) Burill of Indian River, MI, Pat (Steve) Grosenbacher of Defiance, and Jaynee Lirot of Defiance, and her four sons, Max (Pam) Meek of Elida, OH, Tim Meek of Fremont, OH, Jim (Cathy) Meek of Defiance, and Bill (Kim) Meek of Defiance. She also leaves behind 31 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Max Meek, daughter, Susan Meek, sister, Lucille Kosek, granddaughter, Amy Meek, grandson, Chad Sayre, and son-in-law, Mark Lirot.
Visitation will be held from 2-8 pm on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, with a Vigil Service at 2:00 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Church, with Fr. Randy Giesige officiating. Burial will follow the service at Riverview Memory Gardens.
Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice.
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