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Patricia "Patty" Meek Wiedenmayer passed away peacefully on Dec. 10, 2017, a beautiful Sunday afternoon, surrounded by her loving family, a group of very loving friends, and the wonderful caring staff at Golden Rule Assisted Living in Rock Hall, Maryland.
Patty was born Jan. 5, 1942, in Columbus, Indiana, to Woodrow W. and Margaret R. Meek. When she was 11, her dad moved the family to Anderson, Indiana, for a supervising position with Indiana Bell.
Patty went to St. Mary's elementary and high school and graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1960. She then went to Marion College in Indianapolis, and taught school for one year. She then moved with three friends to Dunellen, New Jersey, to seek employment in the New York area. She secured a job at State Lumber Co. in South Plainfield as the head accounts receivable bookkeeper.
In December of 1971, she met George "Butch" Wiedenmayer at a New Year's Eve party hosted by friends. They fell in love and were married Aug. 12, 1972, on the family farm on Stillpond Road in Kennedyville, Maryland.
Patty moved to Kennedyville where she and Butch built their lives and family.
Patty was a career postal worker, and helped on the farm with bookkeeping and management. Patty and Butch had 45 wonderful loving years together.
When Patty retired from the Postal service after 28 years, she and Butch started to travel. They traveled all over the United States to visit family and friends, and explore new places. Patty was always the happiest on our casino visits across the country. She loved to gamble and was extremely good at it. She will be greatly missed by all those who shared their lives with the wonderful, kind, and loving person that was our Patty.
Patty leaves behind her husband, Butch; two children, a daughter, Alyssa W. Dickey and her husband Jason; a son, Geoffrey Joseph Wiedenmayer and wife Toby; and four brothers, William Meek and wife Sandy, Richard Meek and wife Vickie, David Meek and wife Mary Lee, and Stephen Meek and wife Dana. She also leaves behind four grandchildren, Christopher Barrett Dickey, Evelyn Grace Wiedenmayer, Benjamin Finn Wiedenmayer, and Ingrid Mira Wiedenmayer. There are eight nieces and nephews and a large extended family and group of old and dear friends across the United States.
A visitation will be held on Friday evening, Dec. 15, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church from 6 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 7 p.m. Friday evening. Burial will be in Galena Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Compass Regional Hospice, 160 Coursevall Drive, Centreville, MD 21617 or Women's Cancer Fund, Partner Services, P.O. Box 449 Clawson, MI 48017-0449.
Published on December 11, 2017
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