Dateline: April 10, 2008

Ruth Schellon Meek, age 63, died Saturday April 5, 2008, following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born October 18, 1944, in Clarendon, to William Earl “Gump” and Vonnie Barker.  She attended Groom High School and graduated from West Texas State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration on May 18, 1969.  She taught school in the Amarillo Independent School District for 21 years.

She lived in Amarillo for 38 years prior to retiring in 1999 to her cabin at Holly Lake Ranch. Schellon served as a member of Steven Ministries at Holly Tree Chapel.  Her other hobbies included playing golf with her husband, family, and friends.

Schellon is survived by her husband Gerald Owen Meek, her three sons, Todd and wife Shanae, Laine and wife Laura, and Jason; her mother, Vonnie Barker; her siblings Lynn Barker and Carla Reed; her grandchildren, Hayden, Tyler, Mason and Miles; numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and many friends.

In lieu of flowers you may contribute a donation in memory of Schellon Meek at: Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701, (903) 266-3400.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Holly Brook Baptist Church in Hawkins.



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