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Jimmie Edward Meadows passed away on August 10, 2022 in Indianola, IA. A visitation with family present was held from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022 at Peterson Funeral Home in Indianola. Burial will take place at I.O.O.F Cemetery in Indianola.
Jim was born on September 19, 1936 in Kellerton, IA to Lowell and Paulyne (Poush) Meadows. After graduating from Kellerton High School, he attended Northwest Missouri State where he received his bachelor’s degree. Jim served proudly in the Iowa Air National Guard before he started a 31-year career as a pilot for United Airlines. After retirement, Jim started JE Meadows and Co where he did excavating work, and he also enjoyed farming. Jim was a member of Rotary Club of Indianola and a board member for TruBank in Indianola. In his free time, he loved to sit and watch the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals.
Jim is survived by his wife, Miriam; sons, James (Pamela), Gregory and Stephen (Roberta); step-children, Rick (Esther) Schmitz and Jennifer (Bill) Kim; grandchildren, Scott, Katie, Jessica, Bailey, Aaron and Zachary; and siblings, Joan, John and Jean.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Judith Anne (Coffey) Meadows.
Memorials in Jim’s name can be made to National Balloon Classis, Northwest Missouri State Agricultural Learning Center, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews or The Navigators.
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