Barbara Jean Meader
Funeral services for Barbara Jean Meader, 73, will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 15, at Northern Heights Baptist Church in Norfolk. Pastor Matthew Gilmore will officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. Visitations will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Barbara died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Barbara was born on November 7, 1941, in Pontiac, MI, the daughter of Alwin and Gertrude (Gallipo) Wahl. She moved to Sidney, NE, with her family. At the age of five, Barbara was adopted by Joe and Seyreta (Meyer) Wittwer of Tilden. She was raised on the farm and graduated from Tilden High School.
On April 29, 1960, Barbara married Marvin Johnson. They were divorced in 1976.
Barbara was employed at Sherwood Medical before working at the Norfolk Regional Center. While there, she earned her CNA degree. Then she worked for the Norfolk Veteran's Home. Later, she worked for the Stanton Care Center.
In 1981, Barbara married Gerhold Schlecht. He died in 1999. On December 22, 2000, Barbara married Dennis Meader.
Barbara is survived by her children: Marla Johnson, Winfield, KS, Cathy and Jimmy Shaw, Guide Rock, NE, Jannette Weber, Arkansas City, KS, and Vern Johnson, of Hockley, TX; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren; four sisters and two brothers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one husband, Gerhold Schlecht, one son, Larry in 1982; one brother and one sister.