Bobbie Viola Meade

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Bobbie Viola (Meadows) Meade, 102, a resident of the Cordell Christian Home since early 2009, went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 16, 2017. Bobbie was born on a farm nine miles northwest of McAlester, Oklahoma, on August 20, 1914, to Bert Andrew Meadows and Willie Mae (Self) Meadows. Bobbie and her family moved to Sentinel, Oklahoma, when she was about ten years old. She attended and graduated from Port School. Bobbie married Howard Emanuel Meade on February 18, 1948. Howard served in the U.S. Navy from May 1, 1940, to February 28, 1948. Bobbie was very active in many areas including writing letters to her senators, representatives and even the President, on many issues she thought to be important, such as Social Security and Alzheimer's. She earned certificates in "Effective Speaking and Human Relations," as well as a certificate of appreciation for "Devoted and Invaluable Services" to an Alzheimer Care Center. Bobbie was a member of the National Library of Poetry, where she won several awards and mentions for her poetry. She also taught herself how to paint, accomplishing everything from a self portrait to landscapes, as well as still life painting. Bobbie had no children, but had a beloved cat named SnowCone. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, B.C. Meadows and Bill Meadows; and two sisters, Lita Maude Jones and Dixie Opal Drake. Bobbie is survived by four nephews, Charles Meadows and wife, Linda of Guthrie, Oklahoma, Dirk Meadows and wife, Robin of Edmond, Oklahoma, Randy Meadows and wife, Shawn of McKinney, Texas, and Rick Meadows and wife, Debbie of Sentinel, Oklahoma; and many great nieces and nephews. A graveside service took place at 1:00 p.m., on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Rose Hill Burial Park, 6001 N.W. Grand Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Cordell, Oklahoma.