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Louis L. Meredith

November 16, 1941 ~ March 20, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Louis Meredith Obituary

Louis L. Meredith, 82, of Salina, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at his home with his wife and beloved dog, Bella, by his side.  He was fourth of five children, born on November 16, 1941, to Ronald and Doris Meredith, in Delphos, Kansas.

He graduated from Delphos High School in 1959, and joined the United States Air Force, shortly after graduation.  His Air Force career of 26 years took him to Goose Bay, Labrador, United Kingdom, Okinawa, Germany, and Sardinia.  During his military career, he had the opportunity to work on a Bob Hope USO show on Christmas Eve, 1961 at Goose Bay, Labrador, celebrated mass in St. Peters Basilica in Rome, Italy, was in a private audience with Pope Paul I, and met the president of the Soviet Union while working at McConnell AFB in Wichita.  As a member of the Headquarters Strategic Air Command Inspector General team at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, he traveled extensively from Maine to Guam inspecting air bases for war readiness.

Upon his military retirement, he continued to work for the US Air Force as a civil service in June 2004.  Louis graduated from Butler County Community College in 1991 with an associate degree in Liberal Arts.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 38 years, Marjorie; brother, Thomas Meredith; sister in law, Darlene Meredith; sisters, Marilyn Sechrist and Rowena Williams.

He is survived by his wife Amy, of the home; daughter Traci Sams (Matthew), of El Cajon, CA; son, Stephen Meredith (Kaylyn), of Thousand Oaks, CA; grandchildren, Ashley, Connor, and Nicholas Meredith’ great-grandchildren, Mikayla and Curtis, Jr. all of Ell Cajon, CA; step-children, Christopher Herron and Amanda Herron, of Salina; sister, Ronelda Darrow (Bob), of Salina.

Louis was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 8196, St. Mary’s Queen of the Universe Catholic Church, American Legion Post 62, and past president of Delphos High School Alumni Association.

Louis was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan and would love it if you would wear Chiefs or KU to honor him at his service.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at St. Mary Queen of Universe Catholic Church, with Fr. Kevin Weber as celebrant.  Burial will follow in Delphos Cemetery, Delphos, Kansas.

Donations may be made to Interim Home and Hospice Care or Salina Catholic Charities, in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 North Eighth Street, Salina, Kansas 67401.




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Mass of Christian Burial
April 3, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Mary Queen of the Universe Catholic Church
230 E Cloud St
Salina, KS 67401

April 3, 2024

Delphos Cemetery
Delphos, KS 67436


Interim Healthcare and Hospice

Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas
P.O. Box 1366, Salina KS 67402-1366
Tel: 1-785-825-0208


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