Funeral Services for Betty Meeks, 82 year old long time Buffalo resident who passed away quietly Saturday afternoon at her home surrounded by her family, will be held Wednesday, July 9th at 10:00 a.m. from the Buffalo Wesleyan Church with Pastor William Dunlap officiating. A private family interment will be held. Donations in Betty’s memory may be made to the Buffalo Wesleyan Church Building Fund or the Susie Bowling Lawrence Hospice in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Condolences may be left on line at www.harnessfuneralhome.com
Elizabeth Ann Meeks was born on August 2, 1931 in Whitesboro, Texas to James and Olive Bass. She grew up and received her education in Idabel, Oklahoma and graduated from Idabel High School in 1949. After high school she attended Southwestern State University in Durant, Oklahoma where she studied Theater and Education. In 1952 she moved to Washington D.C. to work for Oklahoma Congressman Carl Albert and was also selected Cherry Blossom Princess representing Oklahoma in the Washington DC festival in that same year. She was married on June 6, 1954 in Idabel to Clyde Earl Meeks II and made their home in Austin Texas where Clyde was stationed with the U.S. Air Force. In 1958 they moved to Hamilton Air Force Base in Novato, California. In 1959 they moved to Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, Louisiana. In 1965 they were transferred to Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1969 they transferred to Shepard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas where Betty attended Midwestern State University and received a BS in Education in 1971. In February of 1971 Clyde retired from the Air Force and they moved to Buffalo, Wyoming where Betty worked for the Johnson County School District in the Special Education Department for three years. After their retirement, Clyde and Betty continued living in Buffalo until her death.
Betty was a member of the Buffalo Wesleyan Church, the Sweet Adeline’s, the Ladies VFW Auxiliary where she was a past president, and Beta Sigma Phi. She loved gardening and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband Clyde of Buffalo; one son Clyde Meeks and his wife Clarissa of Red Feather Lakes, Colorado; two daughters Lisa Horrell and her husband Robert of Stilwell, Kansas and Lori Sims and her husband John of Gloucester Point, Virginia; one sister Estelle Cheney of Canyon City, Texas and three grandchildren, Anne Elizabeth Horrell of Olathe, Kansas, Sierra Tess Meeks of Fort Collins, Colorado and Jacob Connor Meeks currently stationed with the U.S. Marines at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Betty was preceded in death by her parents.