Katie G. Meints, 87, of Adams, surrounded by her family's love, was received by her Lord on Sunday, February 10, 2019. She was born November 12, 1931 at Beatrice to John J. and Tena (Stevens) Gronewold. She was baptized on November 26, 1931 by Pastor J.B. Reents and later confirmed on March 30, 1947 at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell. Her confirmation verse was Luke 11:28, “But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it.” Katie married Walter Lee Meints on May 21, 1950 at Zion Lutheran Church. They resided on the same farm in the Pickrell area their entire married life. She was a life-long member of Zion Lutheran Church where she was active in choir, Altar Guild and Circle and also taught Sunday School and Bible School. She enjoyed family activities, painting, gardening, square-dancing, and taking many trips with her husband. Her greatest passions in life were her faith and her family – her husband, Walt, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include two daughters, Dianne (Elmer, Jr.) Zimmerman of Beatrice and Sandy Mahler of Virginia; one son, David (Carrye) Meints of Beatrice; ten grandchildren, Ryan Meints and fiancée Kelly Pella, Shawn (Bethany) Meints, Nick (Lindsey) Meints, Curtis Meints and fiancée Miranda Kelle, Peggy (Avery) Ford, Lisa Hostetler, Stephanie Mahler, Craig Mahler, Matt (Kate) Meints and Sarah (Jay) Bartlett; 22 great-grandchildren, Carly Meints, Brandon and Cristell Schmidt, Bailey Pella, Devin Pella, Shelby Meints, Skylar Meints, Brooklynn Meints, Aubrie Hill, Madyson Hill, Halah Lamberti, Everly Meints, Luna Meints, Ainsley Hostetler, Kaitlyn Hostetler, Corino Ford, Naomi Ford, Sophia Ford, Taven Mahler, Ava Meints, Everett Meints, Ace Bartlett; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Gronewold and Emma Meints; one brother-in-law, Lawrence (Mildred) Meints; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter Meints; two sons, Johnny Meints and James “Jim” Meints; two brothers, John Gronewold and Ehme Gronewold; three sisters-in-law, Doris Gronewold, Elizabeth Oltman and Teda Meints; three brothers-in-law, Clarence Meints, Ernest Meints and Anton Oltman.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Pickrell with Pastor Jerry Gilbreath officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery of rural Pickrell. A family prayer service will be held at 1:45 p.m. at the church on Friday. A memorial has been established to the family's choice with Lawrence and Shirley Gronewold in charge. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice on Wednesday from 2-6 p.m. Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 8-11 a.m. and at the church one hour preceding the services. www.foxfuneralhome.net Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice in charge of arrangements.