Iona Straley Meeks
Iona Straley Meeks, age 90, of Tipton, Indiana, passed away Oct. 8, 2019, at her home. She was born Feb. 16, 1929, at Strawtown, Indiana, to John Earl and Loretta (Hughes) Irion.
She was educated at Walnut Grove School, graduating with the Class of 1947. She had worked from 1954 to 1989 at General Motors at Kokomo, Indiana.
She was married to Bud Straley and together they were parents of Gary (Jerry) Straley, of Trafalgar, Indiana, Sandy Sue (Mike) Anderson, of Tipton, Indiana, and Greg (Alyson) Straley, of Arcadia, Indiana. She later married Dick Meeks.
Both husbands and her daughter, Sandy, preceded her in death.
Also preceding Iona in death are the following siblings, Ina McKinney, Ella Sutch, Eva Lawson, and Ethel Molina, and a great-grandchild, Joseph Richards.
Survivors include a brother, Edgar (Melva) Irion; grandchildren, Mike (Randi) Tomlinson, Christi Greer, Scott (Chloe) Straley and Tyler (Amanda) Straley; great-grandchildren, Terrell Richards, Bella, Faye, Lylah, Cali, Sophie and Penelope Straley and Lily Barclay; plus three great-great-grandchildren, Karson, Tinley, and Everly Richards.
Iona loved her family dearly and always enjoyed family gatherings. She also enjoyed holidays, especially Christmastime. Leisure time would find her reading, crocheting, playing card games, garage saleing, and traveling. She spent several winters in Florida. Friends and family knew her as a fun person, joker, and very witty, yet she always called an ace an ace and a spade a spade.
A time of visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel, 209 W. Jackson St., Cicero, IN 46034. Burial will occur at a later date at Carey Cemetery, north of Noblesville, Indiana. You may send condolences at
Published on October 9, 2019


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Oct 15, 2019
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