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Eva Joan Meadows

Eva Joan Meadows, born on May 7, 1936, died peacefully in her sleep on July 2, 2022 at the Arkansas State Veterans Home in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Eva’s career started at the Arthur Elementary School, before she moved on to work at State Bank of Arthur and then the University of Illinois.

Eva was active in the Arthur community, where she attended the Arthur Christian Church and was a member of Arthur Library Board, and a leader of the Arthur Girl Scouts and the Petite Models 4-H Club.

Eva was preceded in death by her husband Keith Lee Meadows, and her parents Archie Claybourne and Helen Claybourne Emrick. She is survived by her brothers Noel Claybourne and Terry Emrick, sister Judy Pauley, daughters Leta Peterson and Carolyn Eaton, son Kenneth Meadows, her grandchildren Doug Eaton, LaCosta Abbott, Laura Peterson and Brandi Dodson, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Eva loved her family and friends. She also loved a good book, a piece of pie, and a good cup of coffee.

The family would like to thank her caregivers at the Arkansas State Veterans Home, and request any donations be given to your local library.

A private family ceremony will be held at a later date.

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  1. Anonymous on July 5, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    Our prayers for the family

  2. Anonymous on July 6, 2022 at 9:11 am

    Leta, Kenneth, and Carolyn,
    Please accept my condolences on the death of your mom. She was a great friend to many(including my mom) and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. May all your special memories give you peace during this difficult time.
    Love, Linda Goodrich Henkel

  3. Anonymous on July 6, 2022 at 10:11 am

    So very sorry for your loss. Eve was such a sweet lady. I remember probably the last time I saw her and your dad was at the Chesterville restaurant. Our sincere sympathy to all of you and God bless.
    Barb & Dick Hein

  4. Anonymous on July 6, 2022 at 10:27 am

    I am grateful to have spent so much time with Eva at V.S.C.C. and through our prayer group. My love reaches out to each of you.

  5. Anonymous on July 6, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to your mom – she had such a pretty smile! She was a very good friend to my mom when she was at Eberhardt. May you find peace and comfort in your memories. God Bless. Sincerely, Judy Kondrup

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