Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 5, 2014

June Meek Shrader Patrick

TAZEWELL, Va. — June Meek Shrader Patrick, age 87 of Tazewell, VA went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 3, 2014. One of her last statements was “I’ve had a good life.” And indeed she had.

During her illness, her days were made more comfortable by the compassionate care given by her caregivers and the nursing staff of Heritage Hall Health Care of Tazewell, VA.

She was born in Burkes Garden, VA on May 27, 1926 to Harvey Bowen and Elizabeth Johnson Meek. She was the oldest of three children. Her sister, Isabel Meek Dawson, lives in Tappahannock, VA. She was preceded by her brother, Joe Bowen Meek, and his son, Bowen Meek, Jr. Her sister-in-law, Becky H. Meek, lives in Boiling Springs, SC.

She was fortunate to have two loving husbands: Roy Jones Shrader, deceased, with whom she had four boys: Donald Roy Shrader (Sue), Randall Meek Shrader (Pat), Kent Leigh Shrader (Robin), and Mark Edward Shrader (Yang Ge). She was happily married for several years to Larry Edwin Patrick, deceased. She was the proud grandmother of four: Patrick Shrader (Heather), Timmesa Shrader Eads (Jeff), Erin Shrader Amason (Matt) and Nathan Shrader; six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She attended schools in Burkes Garden and at McLain Business College, Bluefield, WV. She led an active life. She worked in the Tazewell County Clerk’s Office and at Candlewax Smokeless Fuel Company. She was the landlord of several houses, Chairperson of the Tazewell Cancer Fund which was established in memory of Roy Shrader after his death in 1960 from cancer. She was very active at Main Street United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher, sang in the choir and served on several committees. Her pastimes included bunka for which she won several awards, traveling, visiting family, gardening and helping others. She was renowned for her delicious cooking and sharing food and recipes with others. She will be remembered for her love of her family, church, and community. “Her boys” and the qualities of courage, faith, resilience and love for others will be her legacy.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Main St. United Methodist Church in Tazewell, VA with the Reverend Dr. Thomas A. Conley and the Reverend Anthony Grills officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Tazewell, VA. Pallbearers will be Austin Brown, Bryan Warden, Don Baker, John Mundy, Jr., Dennis Dick, and Bill Hartman. Members of the Matt Martin Sunday Class will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the church after 12 Noon on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church Building Fund, 315 E. Main St., Tazewell, VA 24651.   

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.peerystclairfuneralhome.com

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