Martha Virginia Meiners, 83, of Nokomis passed away Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Heritage Manor in Pana.
Visitation for Martha Meiners will be held Tuesday, March 7, 2023 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Stiehl Dawson Funeral Home in Nokomis. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Chris Prumm officiating and visitation one hour prior to the service.
Martha was born to Simon and Katherine (Johnson) Verhusen in Nokomis on April 6, 1939. She graduated from high school and worked at the telephone office. She met John Meiners, the love of her life when they were both 18 years of age and it was love at first sight for both of them. They married November 7, 1958, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Nokomis and enjoyed 64 years together. Martha was a stay-at-home Mom, raising their five children. She was an excellent seamstress and loved quilting. She and John made beautiful rag rugs on a loom and traveled together to craft shows. Martha loved to hear John sing and would accompany him to country music shows where he performed.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children: Katherine (Dennis) Jackson, Mike (Barb) Meiners and Jo (Leon) Brummet all of Nokomis; Sonja Meiners of Littleton, CO and Vickie (Joe) Landis of Buckeye, AZ. Also, grandchildren: Christina White, Larry Jackson, Amy Jackson, Kyle Jackson, Michael Meiners Jr, Lankston Brummet, Jeston Brummet, Brakston Brummet, Braeston Brummet, John Landis, Keegan Landis and Rece Landis. Great grandchildren: Asher Meiners, Gideon Meiners, Orion Brummet and Aurora Brummet. Siblings: Lawrence (Bev) Verhusen of Marco Island, FL, John (Karen) Verhusen of Mt. Zion, and Patricia (Lester) Stevens of Hillsboro and brother-in-law Carl (Terri) Meiners of Toddville, IA.
Memorial are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church, 204 N. Pine St, Nokomis, IL 62075 or Quad County Home Health and Hospice, 1 Huber Street, Pana, IL. 62557.
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