The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 15, 2012

Barbara Jo Meier

Published 11-15-12


Enid News and Eagle

OKEENE —  Barbara Jo Meier was born March 2, 1928, to Herbert and Mary Ellen (McAllester) Lorenz in Hitchcock, Okla., and died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Weatherford, Texas.

She spent her early years living in the Hitchcock and Loyal areas until her family moved to Saginaw, Mich. She moved back to Oklahoma at the age of 15 to live with family in Thomas.

She married David George Meier Jr. on April 2, 1949. They established their home and farmed in the Hitchcock area.

Barbara Jo was a fine farm girl, living on the family dairy farm for many years. She loved to cook and bake, delivering many meals to the wheat fields. She was known as the Cinnamon Roll Queen.

Her bierocks were known all over Blaine County. She was a self-taught seamstress. She sewed many years for herself, family and professionally. She worked part-time at “Tincy’s,” a clothing boutique in Watonga, owned by Tincy Cowen.

This lead to her buying “The Abby,” a clothing store in Okeene, which she owned for many years.

She moved from the family farm in Hitchcock to Okeene in February 2005. She moved to Weatherford, Texas, in March 2012.

She was preceded in death by her husband, and brother Jim Lorenz.

She is survived by her children, David Meier and dog, Jake, Michelle and Kevin Buchanan, and Michael and Kelly Meier; grandchildren, Cass and Alli Meier, Colton Buchanan, Tyler Meier, Kelsey Meier, Cody Parker and Justin and Kelsi Green;  great-grandchildren, Wyatt Baker, Keli, Kirk, Faith, Seth and Christopher Green and Conner Parker.

Funeral service for Barbara Jo will be 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Seventh Day Adventist Church, Okeene. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery. Wilkinson Mortuary of Okeene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may by made through the funeral home to Okeene Hospital or Hitchcock Fire Department.

(Submitted by family)