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Fola Joan Meadows

Mrs. Fola Joan Meadows, 79, of Greens Fork, passed away on Friday, September 24, at Forest Park Health Campus in Richmond.

She was born January 14, 1931 in Greens Fork to Howard V. and Vera M. Black Swain, both of whom preceded her in death. She graduated from Greens Fork High School and cosmetology school. She married Robert E. "Bob" Meadows on December 23, 1951. They shared nearly 59 years of marriage and raised 2 children.

Mrs. Meadows owned and operated the Charm Beauty Shop in Greens Fork and also formerly operated a beauty shop on North 6th Street in Richmond. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Greens Fork Historical Society, and enjoyed genealogy.

Mrs. Meadows will be missed by her husband, Bob; daughter, Julie Gregory (Jerry Johnson), of Economy; son, Brent Meadows and his special friend, Karen Ransom and her son, Aurek, of Hagerstown; grandchildren, Alexandra M. Meadows, Robert Joshua Gregory, Nicholas Baker and Adrienne Baker; daughter-in-law, Jamie Meadows; son-in-law, Scott Gregory; step-brother, Roger Swain, of Vincennes.

A memorial ceremony will be conducted by Wendy Canon at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 1, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. A reception dinner will immediately follow at the Greens Fork Community Center, 117 East Pearl Street, Greens Fork.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Greens Fork Community Center, 117 East Pearl Street, Greens Fork, Indiana 47345, or the American Cancer Society, 4567 Progress Drive, Columbus, Indiana 47201.

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Best wishes to you and your family for the loss of your very special mother. Carole and I will have you all in our prayers.

John & Carole

John & Carole Gallis Sep 29 2010 12:00 AM

Julie & Josh, We are very sorry for you loss of your Mother. You both are in our thoughts and prayers.

Traci, Frank, Ashley, Amanda & Allison

Traci & Frank Johnson Sep 29 2010 12:00 AM

Brent, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Your family are in our prayers

Joyce Sparks-Lentz Sep 29 2010 12:00 AM

Dear Bob, Julie, and Brent,

We are so sorry about Fola. She was a great person. She was not only a beautician but a close friend. We shared so much about happenings in our lives. Mother and I always looked forward to coming over every week.

Fola would let me leave Mother while I could go on to town and do a little shopping. I appreciated this as it gave me a little break.

Julie and Brent You have done a good job taking care of your Mother. She would be very proud of you and may you find peace and comfort in the memories of good times Bob. Julie, Brent, and family.

I called David & Scott and they send their condolenses.

God Bless Ed, Beverly.
David & Scott

Beverly & Ed Carpenter Sep 29 2010 12:00 AM

Brent & Julie,
We are sorry for the loss of your mother.
J.C. & Suzette

J.C. & Suzette Smith Sep 29 2010 12:00 AM

Brent thoughts and prayers are with you. You have taken good care of them both and it is an honor for them to have you as a son.

Bruce Evans Sep 28 2010 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family. God bless.

Jerri (Abrams) Mancuso Sep 28 2010 12:00 AM

Brent and Julie, we are very sorry for your loss, your parents are great people!!

Rick & Suzi Stewart Sep 28 2010 12:00 AM

I extend my deepest sympathies and was so sad to hear about your mother. I know she was loved by both you and Julie and you have both been dutiful children caring for her throughout her illness. I hope the fond memories of your mother will comfort you during these difficult days. You will find solace in those who share your grief. You and your families are in my thoughts.

Patrick Hutchison Sep 27 2010 12:00 AM

Brent, Julie and Families
Sorry to har the loss of your Mother, What a gal she was, I remember coming to your house, with my Mother Gelda and my mom would get her hair done, and your Mother would let me sit and watch cartoons. To this day I can remember her hair salon. Lots of thoughts and Prayers heading your way.

Barb Allen-Turner Sep 26 2010 12:00 AM