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Homer Lee Meriwether and Lela Mae (Templeton) Meriwether obituary

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Homer Lee Meriwether and Lela Mae (Templeton) Meriwether obituary

Posted: 1358218850000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Meriwether, Templeton
Homer Lee Meriwether [TMSI #40909]
Lela Mae (Templeton) Meriwether [TMSI #40910]
Carmi Times (Carmi, Illinois)
January 2, 2013

Homer Lee and Lela Mae (Templeton) Meriwether, of Evansville, Ind., went to their heavenly home Sunday morning, Dec. 30, 2012.

Lela Mae (Templeton) Meriwether, 74, was a housewife and a sales representative for Home Interiors and Tupperware. For a short period, Lela worked at Casino Aztar and Action Pest Control. During her free time, she enjoyed knitting, decorating and playing piano.

Homer Lee Meriwether, 75, worked for Cummins Diesel in Evansville as a mechanic, serviceman and later as a salesman. He retired as a sales representative for Cummins in 2002. He also worked for Phillips Construction Company. Homer worked for Lewis Bakeries stocking shelves at Wesselman's Grocery Store. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #632 and the Scottish Rite.

Homer and Lela were active members of Methodist Temple. Together they participated in Tres Dias and delivered communion to patients at Atria Assisted Living.

They are survived by a son, Rick (Lisa) Meriwether of Atlanta, Ga. and Anthony "Tony" May of Evansville, Ind. who was like a son to them; Homer's brothers, James (Verla) Meriwether of Fairfield, Harold (Kay) Meriwether of Carmi; brother-in-law, Wayne Funkhouser of Carmi; Lela's brother, Roscoe (Rose) Templeton of Carmi; Homer and Lela's grandchildren, Brandi (Josh), Joshua, Jeremiah (Jessica) and LeeAnne; step granddaughter, Cortney; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Hayden and Aieden; and step great granddaughter, Chessa.

Homer and Lela are preceded in death by their son, Jeffrey Meriwether, who passed away in 2011 and LaNell McKinney.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Methodist Temple, 2109 Lincoln Avenue in Evansville, Ind. with Pastors Stephen Beutler and Chris Neikirk officiating. Private burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Carmi.

Friends may visit from 11 a.m. until service time at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Methodist Temple. Condolences may be made online at

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