The Herald Bulletin

March 30, 2013

Jacqueline A. Meador

June 21, 1948 - March 28, 2013


The Herald Bulletin

ELWOOD, Ind. — Jacqueline Ann (Nichols) Meador, 64, of Elwood, passed away on March 28, 2013, surrounded by her family at Community Hospital in Anderson after a courageous 32-year victory over cancer.

She was born on June 21, 1948, in Elmira, N.Y. Jackie enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, as well as oil painting. She graduated from Wendell L. Willkie High School and worked at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital in Elwood.

Jackie is survived by her husband, Gary Meador, to whom she was married for nearly 30 years; as well as her children, Marci (Matthew) Rice of Cicero, Bryan Lee of Greenwood, Jeremy Meador of Anderson, and Sarah Arehart of Elwood. Jackie will always be cherished by her seven grandchildren, Megan and Nicholas Rice, Destinee Lee, Jordan, Blake and Lauren Arehart, and Elaine Kelm. She is also survived by her five siblings, Margaret (William) Hughes of Elwood, Sandra (Jeffery) Rogers of Tipton, Michael (Lori Stiner) Nichols of Alexandria, Terrance (Kandi) Nichols of Summerville, S.C., and Shaun Nichols of Elwood.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Erla Nichols.

A service celebrating Jackie’s life will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood with the Rev. Ron Becker officiating. Burial will be in the Elwood City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Vincent Mercy Hospital Oncology Department.

Post online condolences at www.copherfeslermay.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.