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Howard Meigs

December 17, 1943 — August 9, 2016

Howard Vincent (Vince) Meigs, age 72, of Altoona passed away on August 9, 2016, at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Vince was born on December 17, 1943, in Parsons, KS, to Capp Vincent and Maybelle Hinch (Forshey)Meigs. He attended and graduated from Neodesha High School. After graduating, Vince started working various jobs, including construction, welding, masonry work, and he retired from Midwest Minerals as a heavy equipment operator. On February 6, 1972, he was united in marriage to Donna Kaye Mitchell. To this union the couple was blessed with two daughters. Vince enjoyed being a father, he would invent and construct toys for his daughters to play on. He enjoyed working out in his garage, restoring garden tractors, and working on anything with wheels. Vince raced stock cars and motorcycles, competed in demolition derbies and tractor pulls, and loved restoring antique tractors and garden tractors. He will be remembered as an honest, hardworking, and easy to talk to man. Vince and Donna could always be seen holding hands; he loved his wife, daughters, and his grandchildren.
Left to honor his memory are his wife Donna, of the home; daughters Christina Savage, her husband Joe, and Julie Spieth, her husband Dustin; brother Claude Meigs; grandchildren: James and Jessica Spieth and Kyle and Emma Savage. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Larry Meigs, and grandchild Cierra Harrod.
Funeral services under the direction of Loran Fawcett Chapel will be held on August 13, 2016, at 10:00 am at the Neodesha Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Darrell Bisel officiating. Friends are invited to sign the register on August 12, 2016, at the Chapel from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. There will be a memory box at the Chapel and church for friends to leave a memory of Vince with the family. The family suggests memorials to the Ronald McDonald House of Kansas City and they may be left with the Chapel. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit


Loran Fawcett Chapel
704 Indiana Street
Neodesha, KS  66757
Friday, August 12, 2016
6:00 p.m. ~ 8:00 p.m.


Funeral Service

Neodesha Church of the Nazarene
812 N 7th St.
Neodesha, KS  66757
Saturday, August 13, 2016
10:00 a.m.


Altoona Cemetery
1802 Quincy
Altoona, KS  66710

Memorial Contributions

Ronald McDonald House Charities
26345 Network Pl.
Chicago, IL  60673
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