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Dorothy Ann Meek
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Obituary for Dorothy Ann Meek

Dorothy Ann Meek of Waco, Texas, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 20, at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church-Waco with the Msgr. Isidore Rozycki and the Rev. Joseph Geleney as Celebrants. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m., and Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 19, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel.

Dorothy, the youngest of five children, was born December 31, 1933, in Westphalia, Texas, to Gerhard and Bertha Hoelscher. She loved her church and family above all. She was an accomplished seamstress, cake decorator, hairdresser and floral arranger. Dorothy was a long time member of St. Mary's Catholic Church-Waco, active in Ladies of Charity and the Women’s Guild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 44 years, Ralph W. Meek; and two brothers, James and Leonard Hoelscher.

She is survived by her children, Janet and Gary Pate of Waco, Donna Spindler of Port Charlotte, Florida, Diane and Charles McDaniel of Waco, Roger Meek of Hewitt, Rosanne and George Cloy of Dallas, and Robert and Alice Meek of McGregor; 12 grandchildren, Kyle Pate, Lauren and Cody Scott, Tyler and Kuria Spindler, Ross and Amy Spindler, Brian McDaniel, Austin McDaniel, Grayson Meek, Kasie Meek, Ambree Meek, Bekah Meek, Jacob Meek and Lucy Meek; and one great granddaughter, Sadie Spindler; brothers, Eugene Hoelscher (Mattie Lou) and Elmer Hoelscher (Geraldine); and a large extended family.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Church/Ladies of Charity, 1401 Washington Ave., Waco, TX 76701. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our “Memorial Guestbook” at

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home

6101 Bosque Blvd.
Waco, TX 76710

Rosary will begin at 7:00 PM.





10:00 AM
St. Mary of the Assumption

1401 Washington Ave
Waco, TX 76701

Cemetery Details


Oakwood Cemetery

2124 S. 5th St.
Waco, TX 76706


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