Neta Mecum

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Neta Dink Mecum, 95, of O’Fallon, IL, born August 4, 1927, in Coffeyville, KS, died Saturday, August 13, 2022, at Keystone Place at Richland Creek, O’Fallon, IL.

Dink was a member of the First Christian Church of Belleville; she also was a member of the Belleville YMCA. In her spare time Dink enjoyed bird watching, photography, sewing, and tending to her garden. She was a true homemaker and her greatest love was visiting with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby J. Mecum, whom she married on November 9, 1947; her parents, Emmett D. McWhorter and Ellen, nee Gaches, McWhorter; a brother, Robert McWhorter; and a daughter-in-law, Debra Bozsa.

Surviving are her sons, Carl E. (Sandra) Mecum, Charles “Chuck” Mecum, and David R. (Jeanette) Mecum; a daughter, Joni G. (Mike) Menke; seven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church Belleville or to the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2022, at First Christian Church, 5929 Old St. Louis Road, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A celebration of life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2022, at First Christian Church, 5929 Old St. Louis Road, Belleville, IL.


5 Comments on Neta Mecum

Carnis Hoffman said : Guest Report Sep 28, 2022 at 11:59 AM

GM !! I’m so sorry that my friend has pass away, but will he truly miss One of my best resident I cared for I love ❤️ you Miss Dink

  • Shiloh
  • IL
Zoe Triplett said : Guest Report Sep 08, 2022 at 10:19 PM

Dink was cherished by most who met and cared for her like I did. She was a light in life and an angel in heaven now. Dink will forever be my reason to continue the work I do. She had a big heart and was so caring I remember she always used to tell us all to be safe and stay warm and she loved us all like family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Kimberly Kammler said : Guest Report Aug 18, 2022 at 3:08 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of Dinks passing....she was such a sweet lady. She always made me smile when I was at work & tell me stories of her childhood. Sending many hugs & prayers to you all. ((Hugs)) 🙏

  • Mascoutah
  • Illinois
Timothy Joseph Clary said : Guest Report Aug 17, 2022 at 7:34 PM

I am sorry for your family's loss. My condolences. I may be wrong but I believe Neta's husband was my grandfather's half brother. My grandfather was Lester J Mecum from Coffeyville, KS. Assuming Bobby's father was Carl Mecum and his mother was Ava Wampler Mecum Stewart?

  • TX
Rosie Gwinn said : Guest Report Aug 17, 2022 at 1:25 PM

Dink was a great lady. So sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing her with me. The Atrium has not been the same without her.

  • Belleville
  • il

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