Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
March 8, 1971 - Monday, pg 2
ORVA D. MEREDITH
Orva D. Meredith Succumbs Sunday
Morrison: Orva D. Meredith, 77, Morrison, died at Colonial Acres Nursing Home, Rock Falls, Sunday night.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Reynolds Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul DeBeer and the Rev. E. J. Blair officiating. Burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Military services will be held at the graveside in Tampico. A memorial has been established in his honor. Friends may visit after 2 p.m. Tuesday and Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Meredith was born March 1893, in Illinois, the son of Albert and Minnie Cusac Meredith and was reared and educated in Tampico. He married Lois Jones on Feb. 10, 1921 at Tampico. He lived in Highland Park from 1926 until he moved to Morrison in 1965. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, veteran of WWI, the American Legion of Highland Park, was a 50-year Mason, Yorktown Lodge, member of Twin City Barracks 3083. His wife preceded him in death on Feb. 29, 1968.
He is survived by one brother Clyde H., Glendale, Calif., and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Helen Potter, Morrison. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two sisters and one brother.