Rev. Ned A. Meckstroth

Rev. Ned A. Meckstroth
Oct. 9, 1931-Aug. 19, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Rev. Ned A. Meckstroth, 79, passed away at his residence Friday evening of natural causes. A resident of Plymouth since 1969, Ned and his wife Jo Ann have resided at the Miller’s Assisted Living since 2006.
He was born the son of Rev. Arnold W. and Martha (Katterhenry) Meckstroth Oct. 9, 1931 in Apple Creek, Ohio.
Ned graduated from Collinwood High School in Cleveland, Ohio and attended Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. He then graduated from Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Grove, Mo. and was ordained in 1959.
Then Aug. 17, 1960 in Red Bud, Ill. he took as his bride the former Jo Ann Herschbach.
In 1969 the couple moved to Plymouth where Ned assumed the pastorate at the First United Church of Christ and Jo Ann as a nurse at Parkview Hospital. Ned would retire from Indiana Rehabilitation Services where he served as a vocational counselor.
A proud father of three, Ned closely followed the sporting activities of his son and as a huge Chicago Cub fan he remained a believer in his club every year.
Ned had been a member of the Plymouth Rotary Club and enjoyed the morning coffee circuit which helped him remain connected to the community.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann and his son, Timothy A. (Jennifer) Meckstroth of Granger and their three daughters, Hannah K., Emily A. and Abigail M. Meckstroth. Also surviving is a brother, Marcus J. (Meta) Meckstroth of State College, Pa. and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 in the Trinity United Methodist Church, Plymouth with calling one hour prior to services. The Rev. Kerry O’Brien will officiate.
Burial will follow in New Oakhill Cemetery next to his two daughters Elizabeth Ann and Brenda K. who preceded him in death in 1971.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 425 S. Michigan St., Plymouth, IN 46563.
Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at
Funeral Director — Randall L. Danielson