Cumberland Times-News


March 23, 2013


WILEY FORD, W.Va. — Katherine Gordon Meese, 66, of Wiley Ford, W.Va., died Friday, March 22, 2013, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

Born Aug. 7, 1946, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late Walter Roosevelt Gordon and Virginia Leona (Imes) Gordon. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Freddie Meese; brothers, Arthur J. Gordon, Roy F. Gordon, Walter R. Gordon Sr., Floyd F. Gordon and Emory Gordon and sisters Hazel R. Davis, Elsie Watson, Miss Pearl M. Gordon and Mrs. Betty J. Holcomb.

Mrs. Meese was a Certified Nursing Assistant from 1978 until 2006 at the Thomas B. Finan Center.

She had attended the Wiley Ford Church of the Brethren and the Assembly of God.

Survivors include her daughter, Laura Swanger; her granddaughter, Kimberly Dawn Swanger and a nephew, Billy Davis.

Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home P.A., 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Monday from 10 a.m. to noon.

The funeral service will follow at noon with Pastor Benny Brakeall officiating.

Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

Condolences to the family may be posted after Mrs. Meese’s obituary at

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