Leona “June” Meyer

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Leona “June” Meyer, nee Holloway, 78, of Smithton, IL, born July 13, 1941, in Wanette, OK, died Monday, October 21, 2019, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Meyer was a former employee of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, IL, starting her career there in 1973. She attended Belleville Township High School. June enjoyed many years of cooking and baking for her family and friends. She was a proud member Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale L. Meyer; her parents, Thomas and Daisy, nee Wall, Holloway; and three brothers, Jerry Holloway, Thomas Holloway, Jr., and Leonard Holloway, in infancy.

Surviving are a son, Wade Anthony (Stacey) Meyer of DeSoto, MO;
four stepchildren, Cindy (Greg) Giertz of Mansfield, IL,
Kevin (Rhonda) Meyer of St. Libory, IL,
Julie (Rich) Parker of Smithton, IL,
and Eric (Christina) Meyer of Smithton, IL;
a brother, Gary (Robin) Holloway of Belleville, IL;
a sister, Linda (Norma) Whipkey of Greenville, SC;
a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Holloway of Durham, NC,
and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, including a very special niece, Brandy (Rusty) Schmitt of Swansea, IL.

Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Smithton, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, October 25, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Smithton, IL, with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating.

Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


4 Comments on Leona “June” Meyer

Tina Helfrich said : Guest Report Oct 23, 2019 at 10:18 PM

Wade I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your mom! Mom, dad, Eric and I are thinking of you and your family in this sad time Tina Helfrich (Dan/Karen Helfrich)

  • Smithton
  • Il
Andy and Judy Juengel said : Guest Report Oct 23, 2019 at 9:13 PM

So sorry to hear that June passed away. We have fond memories of our time in Swansea. June was a sweet person. Love Andy and Judy

  • Germantown
  • Il
Carolyn Jewell said : Guest Report Oct 23, 2019 at 2:07 PM

Wade, so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a working buddy of mine at St. E,s. We also enjoyed going to the Muny Opera together. She was a great gal.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Carrie Hall said : Guest Report Oct 22, 2019 at 3:38 PM

‘Aunt June’ was a funny, quirky lady who always made me laugh. More importantly, she was the saving grace of my beloved Brandy. The bond between them was remarkable, and I know she will continue guarding (and yelling at) Brandy from heaven. I’m glad you are no longer in pain, Aunt June. Go find my mom, introduce yourself, and you two cause some trouble up there! ❤️ Your presence here will be greatly missed.

  • Albuquerque
  • NM

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