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Dorothy Louvina (Vest) McMeekan
Durant Daily Democrat (OK) - September 15, 2008
Oct 15, 1915 - Sep 13, 2008
Dorothy Louvina (Vest) McMeekan was born Friday, October 15, 1915,
in Flora, Arkansas, to Melvin and Cora Vest. She passed away
Saturday, September 13, 2008, in Denton, Texas, at the age of 92
years 10 months and 29 days.
In early years Dorothy was a resident of Hennessey, Oklahoma, moving
to Durant, Oklahoma where she lived until 2006 when she moved to
Denton, Texas, to be close to her family.
Dorothy attended school at Pleasant Hill where she played
basketball. Dorothy worked as a nurse for Dr. J. T. Caldwell. She
was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hennessey and was a
member at Calvary Baptist Church in Durant. Dorothy was involved in
a quartet over the years. She also farmed with her husband.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin Arthur and
Cora (Bowran) Vest; her first husband, L. V. Snider; second husband,
Henry Wray McMeekan; sisters, Eathel Speers, Olan Vest, Gladys
Furtick, Odessa Haggerty and Myrtle Walters; brothers, Leroy "Bud"
Vest, Shelby Vest, Troy Vest, Delbert Vest and Eugene Vest.
She is survived by her son, Gary Wray McMeekan and
daughter-in-law Judy of Celina, Texas; grandsons, Robert Stephen
McMeekan and Bryan Wray McMeekan of Celina, Texas; special nephew,
Pat Vest and Gayle of Rose Hill, Kansas; sisters, Stella Langham and
Ollie Dameron of Durant, Oklahoma; sister-in-law, LaVera Vest of
Celina, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews and other family.
Services will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Rhea Mills Baptist
Church in Celina, Texas, with Rev. Benny Leonard and Rev. Mac Perigo
officiating. Interment will be at the Hennessey Cemetery at 5 p.m.
in Hennessey, Oklahoma.
Family visitation will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Rhea Mills
Baptist Church in Celina, Texas.
Serving as pallbearers will be Bob Jantz, Harold Ray Langham, Leon
Walters, Travis Furtick, Chris McEvoy and David McEvoy.
Condolences may be sent to the family at dhfh@communicomm.
Dalton-Holmes Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
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