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Barbara Meiss

January 5, 1924 — January 14, 2016

Eureka- Barbara A. Meiss, 92, of Eureka, IL passed away at 11:45 am on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Advocate Eureka Hospital.

She was born on January 5, 1924 in Gridley, IL a daughter of Benjamin and Lena Rudin Funk. She married Edwin J. Meiss on February 18, 1951 in Gridley. He passed away on July 23, 2013.

Surviving are three sons, Tim (Susan) Meiss; Ty (Sharon) Meiss; Trent (Lucy) Meiss all of Eureka, IL; eleven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, three sisters, and one grandson.

Barbara was a graduate of the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing and had worked at area hospitals.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Gridley Apostolic Christian Church. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be held from 3-6 pm on Sunday at the Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso and from 9-9:45 am at the church prior to the service. Burial will be in Gridley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude or the Apostolic Christian Church World Relief. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


JAN 17. 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)

Ruestman-Harris - El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738

Funeral service

JAN 18. 10:00 AM (CST)

Gridley Apostolic Christian Church
Gridley, IL

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