La Wanda "Polly" Meece

La Wanda "Polly" Meece, 81, of Sheridan passed away, surrounded by her family, on January 10, 2009 at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County after a courageous battle with cancer.

Polly was born in Maquon, IL on November 16, 1927 to Carl and Eva Buck. She graduated from Williams Field High School in 1945. On August 31, 1947 she married Virgil Meece in Peoria, IL and they raised four sons together. Polly worked at the Livestock Sale Barn and in the circulation department at the Sheridan Press until her retirement in 1989. She enjoyed reading, line dancing, and playing Poker with family and friends. Polly also enjoyed camping in the mountains with her family. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Polly was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Virgil; brother, Earl Buck; and sisters, Flora Potter and Virginia Kelly. She is survived by sons, Gary Meece (Mary), Stephen Meece (Brenda), and Martin Meece (Darlene) all of Sheridan and David Meece of Gillette, WY; grandchildren, Ami Puuri, Justin Meece, Angela Van Houten, Heather Meece, Kimberly Meece, Sabrina Pizzi, Rick Frank, Charlene Meece, Samantha Meece, Ashley Meece, Mandi Meece, and Taylor Meece; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Cherry Hanson of Gilson, IL

Memorial services will be held at Kane Funeral Home on Monday, January 19, 2009 at 10:00 am with Reverend Don Derryberry officiating. Kane Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

In lieu of f lowers donations may be made in Polly’s name to the Sheridan Senior Citizen’s Center, 211 Smith Street, Sheridan, WY 82801.