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Wilma Sue Meister, 75, of Carthage, Mo., passed away on Jan. 5, 2018 at her home after a long battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 31, 1942, to Bud and Ruth Smith, in Carthage, and was a life-long resident.
Wilma worked in the credit department for 40 years at Leggett & Platt, Inc. and was a member of the First Baptist Church, of Carthage.
Wilma was united in marriage to Ernal Meister on Nov. 16, 1962; they shared over 55 happy years together. He survives.
Wilma is also survived by one daughter, Julie Van Meter and her husband, John, of Carthage; one son, Steven Meister and wife, Jill, of Springfield; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Ashley, Kendall, Collin and Christian; two brothers, Neal Smith and wife, Sharon, of Carthage, and Glenn Smith, of Sarcoxie; one sister, Martha Cottrell and husband, Dennis, of Lee Summit.
Services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at Ulmer Funeral Home, of Carthage. Burial will be at Red Oak Cemetery northeast of Carthage.
Online Condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Published on January 6, 2018
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