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Obituary for Lily Namken Meadows

Lily M. Namken Meadows, 82, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Jenkins Living Center.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown with Pastor Steve Biswell officiating. Judy Everson will be the soloist accompanied by Marcia Jelsma.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29th at the funeral chapel.

Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Watertown, SD.

Pallbearers will be James Anderson, Kevin Namken, Jeremy Nygaard, Marlin, Keith and Daniel Namken.

Lily M. Namken, daughter of Alfred and Grace (Alt) Aldrich was born on August 30, 1936 on a farm near Henry, SD. She grew up on the family farm and had polio when she was very young. She attended school in Henry and graduated from Henry High School in 1956 and helped her parents on the farm.

Lily married Merle Namken on April 20, 1958 in Henry and they had two children, Myron and Linda. Lily worked as a cook at Prairie Lakes Care Center (now named Watertown Care & Rehab) and retired in 2001. The couple had celebrated 41 years of marriage at the time Merle passed away on December 18, 1999.

In April of 2009 she married Robert "Bob" Meadows in Watertown.

Lily loved her Cadillac cars and convertibles, her dogs, horses and traveling. She enjoyed being with friends and socializing with most everyone.

Lily is survived by her daughter, Linda Namken of Corpus Christi, TX, and her son Myron (Michaela) Namken of Watertown, SD; 3 grandchildren, Greg, Brittany and Amanda; and three great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Merle, her second husband, Bob Meadows, and her sister, Hazel Prange.