Susan Marie Meader – Manchester

Susan Marie Meader, 74, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at her home. She was born on April 16, 1946, in Keokuk, the daughter of Vincent and Jenny Schevers. Susan was raised in Keokuk and was a graduate of Cardinal Stritch High School.

On October 3, 1970, Susan was united in marriage with Douglas Meader in Cedar Rapids. Two children were born to this union. The family lived in the Marion area for many years before moving to Manchester. Susan did childcare in her home and was a homemaker.

Susan enjoyed reading and doing cross stitching. She also liked working on puzzles. Susan loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Douglas Meader of Manchester; one son, Wayne (Karen) Meader of Marion; one daughter, Shannon Simonsen of Eldon; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jonathon Simonsen; and one sister, Margaret Kay of Cedar Rapids.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, June and Ricky Schevers; and one sister, Carolyn Thompson.

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No services are planned at this time.

Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester is assisting the family.