Alta Maxine Meador, 72, of Jonesboro died March 7, 2005, at Craighead County Nursing Center. She was born in Huntsville, Ark..
She was of the Baptist belief, a retired CNA, having worked as a home health nurse in Cherokee Village, and was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters.
Survivors include two sons -- Michael Casteel of Huntsville and Jim Montgomery of Jonesboro; three daughters -- Peggy Myatt of Cash, Ark., Jerri Lynn Koning of Nooksack, Wash., and Judy Montgomery of Jonesboro; 15 grandchildren -- Amy Casteel, Tracy Casteel, Tyler Casteel, Autumn Montgomery, Eric Montgomery, Hunter Montgomery, Shawn Myatt, Shane Myatt, Michael Myatt, Andrew Myatt, Jennifer Edelman, Neal Koning, Michael Sangabriel, Robert Haislip Jr. and Kristin Haislip; and 14 great-grandchildren;
A memorial service was held March 10 at Cash Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Simmons officiating. Burial was private with arrangements under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro.
Those wishing to leave a lasting memorial are asked to consider the Alzheimers Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite, 1700, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.