Obituary of John Meineke
John R. Meineke, II, 73, of Calhoun, Missouri died Friday evening, March 2, 2018 at his home.
He was born October 2, 1944 in Kansas City, MO., the son of John Richard Meineke and Juanita Mardel (Dyer) Meineke.
John was a carpenter and co-owner of M and M Refurbishing. He enjoyed refinishing furniture and woodworking of all kinds. He also enjoyed watching movies, playing XBox and Playstation, collecting Nascar memorabilia, and was fascinated with wolves. John was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1894, Clinton, MO.
Surviving are his life partner, Darlene McFeters of the home; one son, John R. Meineke, III, Memphis, Tennessee; four daughters, Lisa Marie Meineke, Oakland, California, Teela Marie Benjamin and her husband Todd, Pineville, Oregon, Charnella Marie Rosas and her husband Juan Carlos, Atlanta, Georgia, and Melissa Ann Meineke, Warrensburg, MO; one step-son, Thomas McFeters, II, and wife Deanna, of the home; 4 grandchildren, Clinton Meineke, Teela Sumner, John Rudolph, and Julius Rudolph; one great-granddaughter; three brothers, Ronald Meineke and wife Ginger, Wheatland, MO., Raymond Dyer and wife Dona, Creighton, MO., and Scott Meineke and wife Janice, Orange, California; two sisters, Billie Campbell and Tina Dyer, both of Harrisonville, MO.; numerous nieces and nephews; and his four legged family members, Dixie, Darla, Keeko, Eve and Miss Kitty.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son in infancy; one brother, Russell Meineke; and one sister, Deborah Johnson.
A Memorial Celebration of Life will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery. Military services will held be at the graveside under the direction of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1894, Clinton. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home.