Barbara M. Meives, 83, of Sedalia, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at her home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sedalia, with the Rev. Mark Miller officiating. Burial will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. Pallbearers will be Robert Snodgrass III, Matt Meives, Adam Meives, Al Meives IV, Kent Meives, Kevin Meives, Benjamin Meives, Thomas Meives, Benjamin Sims and Justin Halberstadt. Honorary pallbearers will be Bruce Johnston, Mark Johnston and Craig Johnston. Prayers of the rosary will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Sedalia, with visitation to follow until 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to Sacred Heart Church or Sacred Heart School, in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be offered online at www.mclaughlinfuneralchapel.com.
Born Jan. 8, 1930, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of the late Howard Raymond Peacock and Gretchen Goldie Pyles Peacock. On Dec. 12, 1947, she married Aloysius Meives Jr., her husband of 61 years, who preceded her in death. She was raised and educated in St. Louis. She and her husband, Al, moved to Sedalia from St. Louis in 1962 . She was a farm wife who raised dairy goats. She was an active member of many local and national goat organizations, serving as president of the Missouri Goat Breeders Association, as well as being the superintendent of the dairy goat department at the Missouri State Fair for many years. She was a 4-H leader for the county. She was also a Girl Scout leader. Barbara and Al also owned and operated Paradise Bakery in Marshall for 27 years. For more than ten years, she drove the OATS bus for Pettis and the surrounding counties. She enjoyed gardening, reading, working on genealogy and spending time with her family.
She is survived by three sons, Al Meives III and his wife, Pat, of Omaha, Neb., Joseph Meives and his wife, Carol, of Olathe, Kan., and Timothy Meives and his wife, Patty, of Clarksville, Tenn.; two daughters, Marie Snodgrass and her husband, Bob, of Eugene, Ore., and Gretchen Sims and her husband, Tim, of Nelson; two sisters, Doris Johnston of St. Louis and Virginia Dunnahoo of Phoenix, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and her first great-great-grandchild is due in June.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Joseph Meives; and two sisters, Shirley Lauck and Vivian Sandstedt.
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