Carol Jane Meeker, 68, of Palestine, IL passed away 7:25 AM Thursday, September 19, 22013 in the Burnsides Community Care Center at Marshall. She was retired from the US Postal service having worked at Hutsonville, IL, Marshall, IL, West Terre Haute, IN and Terre Haute, IN. She was an accomplished cake decorator and was well known for her talent. She was born March 10, 1945 at Cairo, IL, the daughter James Benjamin Sligar and Reva Weatherspoon Sligar. She was married to Gayle Dean Meeker on Dec. 13, 1963 and he preceded her in death on August 3, 2013. Surviving are her children, Gayle Dean (Beth) Meeker Jr. of Marshall, IL, Cheryl Meeker of Palestine, IL and Nancy (Bob) Smitley of Marshall, IL; her grandchildren, Trey Meeker, Brittany Meeker, Bobby Smitley, Annie Smitley and James Meeker and a brother, John Sligar of Cincinnati, OH. She was a member of the Hutsonville United Methodist church where she played the piano for many years. She was a member of the Canasta Club and was a true and loyal Jeff Gordon Fan. Services in honor of her life will be 2:00 PM Sunday at Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall with Pastor Tim Duke officiating. Burial will be in the Hutsonville Cemetery at Hutsonville, IL. Visitation will be 11:00 AM until service time Sunday at the funeral home. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Lincolnland Hospice.