Kathleen 'Katie' Meeks, 85

Local obituary


Nichols native Kathleen “Katie” Meeks, 85, of West Branch, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City.

Private family services will be held at a later date. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch is caring for Katie’s family. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to Kathleen Meeks Memorial Fund.

Kathleen Ceceilia Polman was born Oct. 22, 1936 in Nichols, the daughter of Petrus Albertus and Sophia Marie (Van Aken) Polman. She was a graduate of Lone Tree High School. On Nov. 16, 1956, she was united in marriage to Mark Meeks in Iowa City.

Katie had worked at the West Branch Telephone Company, West Branch State Bank, Hoover Elementary School in West Branch, Rozinek’s Rain Soft of Iowa City and NCS until her retirement. She enjoyed bowling and going to the casino.

She is survived by her four children including Doug Meeks of West Branch, Molly Meeks of West Branch, Patty (Scott) Merritt of Iowa City and Marcy Hamer of West Branch, as well as nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

She is also survived by a sister, Shirley Bohr of Wellman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, son Greg, siblings Dort, infant brother Donald, Donald, Louise, Albert, LeRoy, Darlene and Bob.