Kathleen Meekma (December 21, 1937 - March 14, 2024)

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Kathleen Meekma
  • December 21, 1937
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  • March 14, 2024

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Kathleen Mary Meekma died March 14, 2024 at Solaris Healthcare Forest Lake in Apopka, Florida. She was born December 21, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Hugh and Vera Rose (Roberts) Holahan.

Kathleen graduated from St. Patrick’s Academy, class of 1956. Following graduation, she worked in several jobs and roles including for the Singer Sewing Machine Company, raising white lab mice, as an independent horse trainer, and teaching show jumping and English riding, She married Peter Meekma Jr. in Waukegan, Illinois in 1962. She and Peter operated a small family farm near Crystal Lake, Wisconsin where they raised sheep, goats, cows, horses, and children. In 1970 She and Peter moved their family to Mountain Home, Arkansas where, in addition to being a homemaker, she worked as a school bus driver, and nursing assistant. In 1977 she earned her LPN from North Arkansas Technical College. She was an active member of the Mountain Home Seventh-day Adventist Church instrumental in the construction and operation of the church’s elementary school. She and Peter were also leaders and avid supporters of the church’s Community Services operation working with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA). In 2016, declining health forced them to move to Apopka, Florida to be close to family members. She became a member of the Forest Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church, and while she was physically unable to participate, he remained an avid supporter of Community Services, and Children’s Ministries.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband; Peter Meekma, Jr., her parents, one brother; Maurice Holahan, and one grandchild; Joshua Meekma. She is survived by her four sons; Peter Meekma III (Freda), Robert “Brian” Meekma, Kevin Meekma (Yolanda), Stephen Meekma (Jani), 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Visitation will be held at Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home in Apopka, Florida Saturday, April 20, from 4-6 pm.

Celebration of Life service will be held April 21, 2024, 10:00 a.m. at the Forest Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church. The service will be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend in person at: Worship Services Live | Forest Lake Church (sermoncloud.com)

In leu of flowers, donations may be made to:

Mountain Home Seventh-day Adventist Church Community Services
3744 Hwy 62 West
Mountain Home, Arkansas, 72653

Or to:

Gift & Thrift
c/o Forest Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church
515 Harley Lester Ln
Apopka, FL 32703


Forest Lake Seventh Day Adventist

Date & Time:
April 21, 2024 at 10:00 AM


April 20, 2024
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Forest Lake Seventh Day Asvent

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  1. Freda Meekma says:
    14 Apr 2024
    Dearest Mom,

    Your laughter and wit and jokes has gotten me through these days after losing you. I think of us all on the farm often. Every time I see Irises, I think of you. Really all spring blooming flowers reminds me of you. You will be missed. Looking forward to heaven to see you and Dad again. Love you, Freda

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