LOWVILLE, NY — Cora Mae “Pee Wee” Meister, 87, of East Road, formerly of Beech Ridge Road, Carthage, passed away on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2020, at the home of a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Marjorie Meister, under the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.
A funeral service will be held privately for the family. A graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Sunnyside Cemetery, Naumburg. There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.
Born April 30, 1933, in Hannibal, NY, a daughter of the late Curtis and Mabel Lovejoy Bowers, she graduated in 1952 from General Martin High School . She went to work for Beaverite Products in Beaver Falls until her marriage.
On Aug. 28, 1954, she married David Clinton Meister at the Beaches Bridge Methodist Church. Together with her husband, they owned and operated a dairy farm on the Beech Ridge Road, Carthage until their retirement. Mr. Meister died on June 17, 1997.
Cora was a former member of Beaver Valley United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school.
She was a longtime member of Riverbank Singing Needles Club, and was a past 4-H leader. She loved to dance, play cards, and bake.
She was well known for Cora Mae’s donuts and cinnamon rolls.
She is survived by four children and their spouses, Bruce and Marjorie Meister, Lowville, Cheryl and Charles LaPlante, Beaver Falls, Ralph Meister, Beaver Falls, and Russell “Rusty” and Renee’ Meister, Kinderhook; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Katherine Shettleton, Carthage; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, David Clinton Meister; her cherished daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Van Planck; two grandsons, Clinton Arthur Meister and Michael Brian LaPlante; three brothers, her twin, Carl; Lyle, and Winfield Bowers; two sisters, Marjorie Crisafulli and Margaret Pettit.
Contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.