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Obituary- Lois (Johnson)(Meeks) Scales

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Lois (Johnson)(Meeks) Scales, age 95 of Sterling, went to be with Jesus Saturday, January 27, 2024, at the Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling, Illinois.

Lois was born on December 27, 1928, in Granite, OK. She was the daughter of Evert and Jessie (Langley) Johnson. She married Cloyd Meeks on September 4, 1948, in Mammoth Springs, AR. He preceded her in death on March 27, 1999, after 50 years of marriage. Lois later married Garva Scales on October 25, 2003, in Rock Falls, Illinois. He preceded her in death on May 5, 2018. Lois was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing, embroidery, and cooking. She made the best biscuits and gravy in the world. She sang gospel music with Cloyd for many years. She and Cloyd collected and sold antiques for 27 years as C&L Antiques.

Survivors include one son, Randy (Jeanne) Meeks of Sterling; one daughter-in-law Debra Meeks, five grandchildren and families; and eighteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, three sisters, one baby daughter, Patricia Lynn at birth; one son, Dennis Meeks; and one grandson, Seth Meeks.

Visitation will be on Thursday, February 1, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls, Illinois. Funeral services will start at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. Services will be officiated by Pastor Dalmus Meeks, Pastor Aaron Meeks, Pastor Nathan Meeks, and Pastor Jason Borton.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Harvest Time Bible Church, of which she was a charter member.

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