Kathleen R. Meckes passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Manor Care, Laureldale after an extended illness. Born October 21, 1950 in Reading, PA, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Doris (Silsdorf) Meckes. She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law Marjory (Behler) Meckes. Survivors include: sister Karen L, wife of Carlin I. Taney Jr, Blandon; brother Kenneth J. Meckes, Angola, NY; niece Cherish (Meckes) Masocco, Angola NY; nephew Roger B. Taney and wife, Donna (Thom), Blandon; grandnephews Christopher J. Taney, Blandon; Michael and Trevor Masocco, Angola, NY. A 1968 graduate of Kutztown Area High School, she attended Penn State University for 2 years. She was a Sunday School teacher and junior church leader at Grace Evangelical Church, Kutztown, in her youth. She was a current member of Fleetwood Bible Church; active in their Widows and Friends Group prior to her illness. During her time at Grace E C Church she was the area coordinator for the Friendship Bible Coffees in Kutztown, Topton, and Fleetwood; and was also active in the Christian Women's Clubs of the area. At that time she became interested in full time service. In February 1978 she moved to Kansas City, MO and became a National Representative for Stonecroft Ministries. She continued in missionary service for 14 years. She was the Executive Director for the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired of the Lehigh Valley from April, 1997 to 2009. During that time she was a board member of the Pennsylvania Association of the Blind. Due to medical problems, including partial loss of vision, she had to retire. Burial was held in Hope Cemetery, Kutztown at the convenience of the family. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Fleetwood Bible Church, 2847 Moselem Springs Rd, Fleetwood. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Stonecroft Ministries, 10561 Barkley, Suite 500, Overland Park, Kansas 66212 in memoriam of Kathleen Meckes. Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home, Kutztown in charge of arrangements.