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LaVerne Mealiff

August 31, 1930 — August 1, 2017

LaVerne I. Mealiff, 86, of Mendon passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 in the North Adams Home in Mendon.

LaVerne was born on August 31, 1930 in Meredosia. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Kathryn (Littig) Alhorn. She married Donald Mealiff on April 4, 1954 in Arensville. Donald survives of Mendon.

LaVerne was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Mendon. She was very active in her church, helping with Sunday School, fixing meals and gathering donations for the needy. She shared the love of herself and of God with her husband, children and everyone she met.  She helped organize the first Geronteers for the North Adams Home when it opened and served as president on its board. She spent countless hours helping the residents. LaVerne and Don ran the Honey Creek Kettle Corn stand for 20 years, attending fairs and festivals from Northern Illinois to Central Florida. She was recognized by Adams Electric Cooperative as Woman of the Year. She was active in the P.T.A. and coached softball for 4-H. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and crocheting.

In addition to Donald, LaVerne is survived by; four children, Janet (Stan) Hendrickson of Mendon, David Mealiff of Golden, CO, Debbie (John) Dowdall of Tucson, AZ, Anita (Mike) Stasiak of Lakeland, FL.; six grandchildren, Joyce Hendrickson (Doug) Woodruff of Mendon, Scott Hendrickson of Chicago, Lindsey Stasiak (Bucky) Smith of Lakeland, FL., Ashley Stasiak (Brandon) McMillen of Babson Park, FL., Joe Dowdall of Mendon, Heather Dowdall of Tucson, AZ; two great-grandchildren, Logan Woodruff and Jasper Smith.

Also surviving are; three sisters-in-law, Virginia Alhorn, Deloris Alhorn and Marilyn (Gerald) Miller and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Velma Blimling, five brothers, Albert, Wilbur, Melvin, Glenn and Leland Alhorn and two nephews.

Services will be 3:00 P.M.  Saturday, August 5, 2017 in the Salem Lutheran Church in Mendon with Mallorie Egbers officiating. She will be laid to rest in Mendon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m.  until 3:00 on Saturday, August 5, 2017 in the Salem Lutheran Church in Mendon. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Salem Lutheran Church or the North Adams Home. You are invited to share memories of LaVerne and leave condolences at

Charitable donations may be made to:

North Adams Home

Salem Lutheran Church
Mendon IL 62351

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