The family suggest memorial contributions to the Osceola Elementary Early Education Fund in care of the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home.
Lynda loved the simpler things in life
such as John Wayne movies, banana
cream pie, spending time with her
family and friends, serving the
community and practicing her faith.
Lynda met the love of her life, Eddie
Dale Meredith, when she was in the
eighth grade. They were married
on January 16, 1982 in the Osceola
Christian Church. Lynda was truly
blessed by her precious daughter
Whitney, her son-in-law Chantz
Shepherd and her granddaughter Kenadey
Ann, who brought joy and happiness to Lynda and Eddie.
Lynda is also survived by her mother Jeanne McLemore,
her sister Joyce Schmelzle, brothers and sisters-in-laws,
nieces, nephews and friends. Lynda will be joined in
heaven with her father Robert C McLemore, brother Bob
McLemore, mother-in-law Lois Meredith, father-in-law
Elvin Meredith, and sister-in-law Judy Meredith.
Lynda had a strong desire to give back to her
community and church. She volunteered her time as an
Osceola School Board member for over 12 years, Treasurer
of the Osceola Community Church where she also served
as a Sunday School teacher. She also happily helped with
Vacation Bible School. The American Cancer Society was a
cause which Lynda supported and donated her time.
Lynda truly loved her work at St Clair County State
Bank where she was employed for 32 years starting
as a teller and serving as Vice President for 30 years.
Lynda was valedictorian of her 1978 Osceola High School
graduating class. She went on to graduate Summa Cum
Laude from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor
of Science degree in Counseling Psychology. However,
most important to Lynda was her faith that sustained her
through the joys and sorrows of her life.