Age 89, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2003 in Lansing. Mrs. Meade, formerly of Portland, was a long-standing member of the First Congregational Church of Portland and the Women's Guild. She enjoyed traveling with her husband after retiring. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred C. Meade, in 1998; sister, Ernestine Balderson; brother, Fred Vogt. Surviving are her daughters, Connie Meade of Lansing, and Cathy (Jim) Kasten of Alton, Illinois; grandchildren, Mark (Jennifer) Kasten, of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Michele (fiance Dana Eastman) Kasten, of Boulder, Colorado; great grandchildren, Ryan and Jacob Kasten, of Raleigh, North Carolina. The Memorial Service will be conducted by the Rev. Marilyn V. Danielson, Pastor at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2003 at The First Congregational Church of Portland. Memorial contributions may be made to The First Congregational Church Building Fund in memory of Esther V. Meade. Arrangements are entrusted to the Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland.
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