Dec 15,1932---Nov 16,2021

C. Vachel Meeks, 88, of Lenexa, KS, passed away November 16, 2021. He was born December 15, 1932 at Mercy Hospital in Urbana, Il., the oldest son of William Cecil and Ella Mae Smith Meeks of Champaign, Il.

Vachel graduated from Champaign High School class of 1950. He married Donna F. Keene on December 29, 1953. Vachel worked for Illinois Power Co., from 1953 until his retirement on January 31, 1995. He served in the United States Air Force Reserves from 1950-1953 and the United States Navy from 1953-1957. He was a member of the Champaign American Legion Post #24.

Surviving are his son, Kenny and wife Amy Meeks, four granddaughters, Ali (Evan) Thomas, Hailey (Craig) Wiebe, Mallory Meeks and Sammi Meeks, and three great grandchildren, Olivia, Evelyn and Elijah.

Vachel was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Memorial donations may be given to the American Legion Post #24, in Champaign, Il.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia Street, Lenexa, KS 66215.


Cheryl & Dwayne Robinson Nov 17 ,2021

Friends of Vachel and Donna ,Champaign ,Illinois

Dear Ken, So sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Your parents often spoke of how proud they were of you and your family. I’ll miss their yearly Christmas letter catching us up about the times you and the granddaughters spent time with them. They were wonderful caregivers to us. Sincerely, Cheryl and Dwayne Robinson

David Henderson Nov 18 ,2021

Friend ,Hendersonville ,Tennessee

Ken - We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts. Stay strong brother and we are sending love to you, Amy and your girls from Nashville. Henderson Family

Jerry Pennington Nov 18 ,2021

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Kenny, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at the passing of your Dad.

Celebration of Life
Porter Funeral Home
8535 Monrovia Street
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Nov 21 ,2021
1:00 PM
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