ROCHELLE — Lula “Evelyn” Meacham, 85, passed away on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 at the Serenity Home in Oregon. She was born on Feb. 5, 1935 in Wedowee, Alabama, the daughter of John and Louise (Patterson) Hill.
Evelyn married Jerry Meacham on Sept. 14, 1955 in Rome, Georgia; he preceded her on Jan. 16, 2016. She retired in 1998 from Eaton Corporation.
Evelyn is also preceded in death by her parents; four sisters; two infant brothers; and three grandchildren, Mackenzie Downing, Tessa Sidebottom and Charlotte Mae Gocken.
She is survived by her three daughters, Melissa Prewett, Melinda (Brad) Gocken, and Sheila (Butch) Beck; seven grandchildren, Emily (Brian) Bailey, Zach (Kara) Prewett, Grace (Marshall Maddox) Prewett, Daniel Gocken, Bailey (Austin) Stollsteimer, Mathew Downing and Jennifer (Scott Etes) Sidebottom; 17 great-grandchildren, Noah, Mary-Therese, Jack, Felicity, Zelie, Flannery, Truman, Delia, Lucas, Nicholas, Mackayla, Evelyn, Ivan, Royce, Ethan, Dylan, Bentley and expect No. 18 in December; and six brothers and sisters.
The family would like to thank Rochelle Community Hospital and Serenity Home in Oregon for their care.
Unger Horner Funeral Home and Cremation Services assisted the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services, 949 County Road 1300 N., Carmi, IL 62821
An online guest book is available at www.UngerHorner.com.