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Launita McNeal

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Launita Marie McNeal, 69, of Huntington, Ind., died at the Norwood Nursing Center in Huntington.

Born Sept. 3, 1934, in Stoddard County, Mo., she was the daughter of Mildred Mekan, of Bernie, Mo. and the late Lawrence Mekan.

On Oct. 17, 1951, she married LeeRoy McNeal, who preceded her in death on March 3, 1995. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Parks.

Survivors also include two sons, Danny L. McNeal, of Huntington and Rickie McNeal, of Fayetteville, N.C.; four daughters, Debra Farr, of Flushing, Mich., Sharon Counts, of Godfrey, Ind., Eva McNeal, of Windsor, Mo. and Diane Dennis, of Dixon, Mo.; five brothers, William Mekan, of Cadillac, Mich, Gene Mekan, of Paragould, Ark., Thomas Mekan, of Temple City, Calif., David Mekan, of Van Buren, Mo. and Ian Mekan, of Bernie; four sisters, Violetta Mastilovich, of Afton, Mo., Alva J. Armes, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Carolyn Mekan, of Temple City and Francis Mekan, of Fayetteville; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Powe Gospel Church in Powe, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Powe Gospel Church with Pastor Ivan Mekan officiating.

Burial will follow at the Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Clarkton, Mo.

Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie is in charge of arrangements.