George Meiwes


September 28, 2010 - 12:00 AM

George Joseph Meiwes, 83, of rural Moran died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at his home.
He was born May 19, 1927, in rural Okarche, Okla., to Steve and Margaret Ann (Rausch) Meiwes. He grew up in the Canadian County, Okla., area.
On Oct. 7, 1947, he married Gertrude E. Lagaly in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Union City, Okla. They made their home in Oklahoma until 1956 when they moved to the Panhandle of Texas. In 1967, they moved to a farm northwest of Moran.
He enjoyed his family and caring for his cattle and crops. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Iola.
He is survived by his wife of the home; three sons, George and his wife, Janet, Moran, Paul and his wife, Becky, and Gene and his wife, Karen, Iola; four daughters, Margie Clements and her husband, Jim, Dumas, Texas, Ann Weston, Moran, Karen Rickson and her husband, Steve, Tuscon, Ariz., and Janet Phillips and her husband, Dave, Olpe; a daughter-in-law, Michelle Meiwes, Moran; a brother, Steve and his wife, Pat, Hereford, Texas; two sisters, Bernita Berntsen, LaHarpe, and Margaret Eddie and her husband, Bob, Yankton, S.D.; 23 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Two sons, Frank and Edward, a son-in-law, Donald Weston, a brother, Henry, sisters, Elizabeth Reherman and Marie Sigl, and two infant siblings died earlier.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s Parish Center in Iola.
Parish Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Friday followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in Moran Cemetery.
Memorials to St. John’s Catholic Church or Parkinson’s Foundation may be left at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be left at

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