Meda J. Radley, age 94, of Waupaca, passed away on Thursday March 3, 2011. Meda was born on July 7, 1916 in Kansas, the daughter of William and Hansena (Olson) Anderson. Meda moved to Rural in January 1936 to work. Meda married the late Forrest Radley on October 24, 1936. She was a cook in the school lunch program at Golden Hill School in Rural where she and a friend pioneered the program there. She was a long time member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Ruth circle, Mission Worker, the Gorgonas Club of Rural of which she had served as president, Rural Cemetery Association of which she was secretary for twenty five years, and a charter member of the Rural Historical Society. Meda lived in Rural all her married life except for one year. She enjoyed gardening and maintained a large flower bed each year to share some of god’s beauty with others.
Meda is survived by two son’s, Richard (Ellen) Radley of Greenville, WI, and Paul (Connie) Radley of Waupaca, WI; four grandchildren, Michael (Joni) Radley of Waupaca, WI, David (Carolyn) Radley of Appleton, WI, Steven Radley of Orlando, FL, and Jennifer (Michael) Grant of Waupaca, WI; six great grandchildren, Alana Radley, Aavery Grant, Alyssa Grant, Taylor Radley, Forrest Radley, and Connor Radley; three step great grandchildren, Ashley Lowe, Jared Creaser, and Ashley Creaser; two brothers, Carl Anderson, and Glenn Anderson; one sister, Ruth Iversen; very dear friends, Monte and Debra McCormick. Many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Meda was preceded in death by her parents, William and Hansena Anderson; her husband, Forrest Radley; one brother, William Anderson, and one sister, Violet Handschke. A funeral service was held on Tuesday at 12 Noon at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca. Pastor Jennifer DeNetz, and Chaplain Wayne Schwanke will officiate. Burial will at the Rural Cemetery in the spring. A visitation was held on Tuesday from 10 A.M. until the time of the service at 12 Noon. The Holly Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences available at www.hollyfuneralhome.com.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Ainsworth Hall for all their care for Meda.