Obituary
Lillian (Batten) Meade
of
Newark Valley, NY

Submitted by:
Reva Wagner

Source:
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin

Lillian (Batten) Meade of Newark Valley A celebration of Lillian's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the MacPherson Funeral Home, Newark Valley.

Her very dear friend and former Pastor, Rev. Margaret Chauncey, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Woodbridge Cemetery, Catatonk.

The family will receive their friends on Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the MacPherson Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the activities fund at Ideal Senior Living Center, 600 High St., Endicott, N.Y., 13760; the Flemingville UMC, c/o Sharon Cornell, 3235 West Creek Rd., Newark Valley, N.Y. 13811; or the Alzheimer's Assoc., 401 Hayes Ave., Endicott, N.Y. 13760, in loving memory of Lillian Meade. Sincere appreciation is extended to all the staff at Ideal Senior Living Center, especially those on Tulip Court, for the exceptional and loving care and support given to our dear Mother.

Lillian B. Meade, 93, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2008 following a period of declining health.

Mrs. Meade is survived by her daughters, Shirley Adamek, Manasses, Va., Katherine (William) L'Amoreaux, Newark Valley; her sons, William (Nancy) Meade, Oneonta, Willard (Lois) Meade, Owego, Charles (Sue) Meade, Newark Valley. Also surviving are her sisters, Emily Lyons, Brandon, Manitoba, Doris Hocking, Mitchell, Ontario; and brother, David (Sylvia) Smelts, Nanaimo, Vancouver; a nephew, Leslie Meade; 12 grandchildren, Heidi L'Amoreaux Forde, James L'Amoreaux, Sherry Cole Flanagan, Gary Cole, Christina Meade Nasoni, Sindy Meade, Alison Meade, Brian Meade, Annette Meade Bidwell, Aimee Meade Shaughnessy, Adriann Meade Coletta, Andrew Meade, 17 great-grandchildren, Samatha, Isabelle and Nathaniel Forde, Courtney and Shane L'Amoreaux, Sean and Ryan Flanagan, Christine and Kelcey Cole, Benjamin and Jenna Bidwell, Alexis and Tyler Eaton, Matthew Meade, Lorenzo Nasoni, Dominic Morse and Bailey Meade.

Born on May 4, 1915 in Stewart Lake, Manitoba, Canada, Lillian was a daughter of William and Ivy (Larcomb) Batten and was also adored by her stepfather, Charles Smelts.

She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Ernest Meade (2001); and her sisters, Billie Riegel and Patricia Batten.

Lillian was a longtime member of the Flemingville United Methodist Church and the WSCS of the church; the Newark Valley Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and the former Flemingville Grange (now Goodrich Settlement Grange). She also served on the Flemingville Board of Elections, authored the So. Newark News for the Tioga County Gazette, grew and maintained beautiful flower and vegetable gardens, raised Rhode Island Red Chickens all in addition to assisting her husband in the operation of the family farm.

A celebration of Lillian's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the MacPherson Funeral Home, Newark Valley. Her very dear friend and former Pastor, Rev. Margaret Chauncey, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Woodbridge Cemetery, Catatonk.

The family will receive their friends on Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the MacPherson Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the activities fund at Ideal Senior Living Center, 600 High St., Endicott, N.Y., 13760; the Flemingville UMC, c/o Sharon Cornell, 3235 West Creek Rd., Newark Valley, N.Y. 13811; or the Alzheimer's Assoc., 401 Hayes Ave., Endicott, N.Y. 13760, in loving memory of Lillian Meade.

Sincere appreciation is extended to all the staff at Ideal Senior Living Center, especially those on Tulip Court, for the exceptional and loving care and support given to our dear Mother.


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