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Mary Ruth Meeks, 57 years old, of Pollock, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at her home. 

Mary was born April 9, 1966 in Unionville, Missouri to Phillip and Ruth (Campbell) Meeks, who preceded her in death. 

She was also preceded in death by her older sister Iona, her brother in-law Victor Coon, and her maternal and paternal grandparents. 

Mary is survived by her niece, Megan (Ethan) Moore of Parnell, Missouri and a nephew, Matthew (Jess) Coon of Marshfield, Wisconsin. There are numerous great nieces and nephews, Arlington Moore, Zoey Moore, Quinn Volkey and Wyatt Volkey; and many cousins – all of who will miss her smile and warm words. 

She lived her whole life on the farm that has been in the family for several generations since the late 1880’s. Mary graduated from Milan C-II in 1984 and stayed on the farm to help her parents. Her family attended the Fairview Church near Pollock. 

Over the years she also worked at Premium Standard Farms and other facilities in the pork production industry. Most recently she was employed at Casey’s in Unionville where she had developed several friendships. 

Mary loved animals; especially dogs, cats, and horses. She enjoyed going to thrift stores and going on trips to her visit her niece, Megan. Mary cherished the farm and her family and loved reminiscing, telling old stories and made great sunshine tea – a family tradition. 

Mary will be sorely missed – may she rest in internal peace. 

A Celebration of Life for Mary will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 13, 2024 at the Pollock Community Center in Pollock, Missouri.