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Ila McMeins

Ila Fay (Gregory) McMeans, 90 of Mount Ayr IA, passed away on Monday January 17, 2022 at Greater Regional Health, in Creston Iowa.

She was born in Amsterdam Missouri on October 30, 1931, to Jess and Ruby (Summers) Gregory. She was their 9th child out of 12. After graduating high school Ila married Richard Frazier McMeins of Drexel MO, in a double wedding ceremony with her brother Jack and Violet Gregory on May 28, 1949.

Before Richard had passed in 2020, they had been happily married 70 years. Ila traveled with Richard while in was in the Air Force. Then settled in Overland Park Kansas, while working at Bendix off and on for over 45 years. After retirement they relocated to Lee’s Summit, MO. In 2015 they moved to Mt. Ayr IA, to be closer to their daughter Becky. Ila was a fun and outgoing wife, mother and Granny. She liked playing cards, ping pong, basketball, croquet, and badminton. Her favorite things were their lake house, travelling and reading.

Ila is survived by her two sibling Pod (Karen) Gregory, of Amsterdam, MO, and Hope Blake of Buffalo, MO. Her three children Gregory (Pam) McMeins, of Olathe, Kansas. Becky (Brian) Brown of Tingley, IA and Chad McMeins of Mojave, CA. Six grandchildren Jamie McMeins, Angel (Marcus) Crawford, Kelly Hicks, Mandy (Randy) Brungardt all of Olathe, Kansas. Chelsey Kuonen of Diagonal, IA. Elly (Justin) Hawk of Osceola, IA. Fifteen great grand kids with one on the way and four great great grandkids. Ila was a Christian and loved her Lord Jesus Christ along with her family and friends. She was Greatly LOVED and will live on in our hearts forever. We LOVE you mom (Granny)!

Ila has been cremated and a celebration of life service will be held May 21, 2022, in Amsterdam, Missouri.

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Becky & family, I'm So Sorry for your loss!!! You mom (granny) was such a dear, sweet lady with a Beautiful heart, smile & sense of humor! She'll be Greatly missed!

Jodi Angus Jan 24 2022 12:05 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ila McMeins

Jodi Angus Jan 24 2022 12:03 AM

We loved having Richard and Ila as neighbors. They also had a friendly hello or wave. Ila was one of my customers for several years. Ila always left me smiling as she was a happy go lucky person. Your family was truly blessed with her presence. She will be so sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this diffucult time.

CINDY DUGAN Jan 23 2022 2:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ila McMeins

Louise Frost Jan 23 2022 10:11 AM

Becky, I am so sorry for your loss! She was a very sweet and beautiful lady - I know you have lovingly cared for both parents.

Fay Howie Jan 21 2022 9:04 PM