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Ila Fay (Gregory) McMeans, 90 of Mount Ayr IA, passed away on Monday January 17, 2022 at Greater Regional Health, in Creston IA. She was born in Amsterdam, MO on October 30, 1931, to Jess and Ruby (Summers) Gregory. She was their ninth child out of 12. After graduating high school Ila married Richard Frazier McMeins of Drexel, MO in a double wedding ceremony with her brother, Jack, and Violet Gregory on May 28, 1949.
Before Richard had passed in 2020, they had been happily married 70 years. Ila traveled with Richard while he was in the Air Force. Then settled in Overland Park, KS while working at Bendix off and on for over 45 years. After retirement they relocated to Lee’s Summit, MO. In 2015 they moved to Mount Ayr, IA to be closer to their daughter, Becky. Ila was a fun and outgoing wife, mother and Granny. She liked playing cards, ping pong, basketball, croquet and badminton. Her favorite things were their lake house, traveling and reading.
Ila is survived by her two sibling, Pod (Karen) Gregory, of Amsterdam, MO, and Hope Blake of Buffalo, MO. Her three children, Gregory (Pam) McMeins, of Olathe, KS, Becky (Brian) Brown of Tingley, IA and Chad McMeins of Mojave, CA. Six grandchildren, Jamie McMeins, Angel (Marcus) Crawford, Kelly Hicks, Mandy (Randy) Brungardt all of Olathe, KS Chelsey Kuonen of Diagonal, IA and Elly (Justin) Hawk of Osceola, IA. Fifteen great grand kids with one on the way and four great great grandkids.
Ila was a Christian and loved her Lord Jesus Christ along with her family and friends. She was Greatly LOVED and will live on in our hearts forever. We LOVE you mom (Granny)!
Ila has been cremated and a celebration of life service will be held May 21, 2022 in Amsterdam, MO. Burial is in the Sharon Cemetery at Drexel, MO.
Armstrong Funeral Home assisted the family with local arrangements.

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