Our Staff


A family owned and operated business since inception in 1844; The Meeks Mortuary truly cares about those we serve. Our staff is sensitive to what families want and need. We listen and design services around your specific preferences.

For over 170 years, we have operated with integrity and fairness. Trust The Meeks Mortuary professionals to deliver perfection when it matters most.

David Cox

President

Dave has been with The Meeks Mortuary for 19 years, and became President in 2015. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Ball State University in 1991 and also a Mortuary Science Degree.

Dedicated to serving his community, Dave is involved with several local organizations and charities, including Rotary International.

In his spare time, he enjoys being with his wife of over 20 years and their three children.

Gordon Cox

President Emeritus

Gordon has spent over 50 years with The Meeks Mortuary and currently serves as President Emeritus. With over 52 years of experience in funeral service, Gordon has dedicated his life to helping people through life’s hardest moments, and views it as his honor to help a family memorialize their loved one.

A Muncie native, Gordon is a member of Rotary International, Junto, and has served on many boards, such as Muncie-Delaware County Community Foundation and Ball Memorial Hospital/Clarian.

Patrick E. O’Connor

Secretary - Director of Operations

Patrick has served as Director of Funeral Service Operations at The Meeks Mortuary for many years. A native of Union City, Patrick graduated from Ball State University in Business Management in 1998 and Mid America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1999.

Committed to his community, Patrick is a member of Muncie Elks Lodge and Ball State University Alumni Association and serves as the administrator for the Delaware County Funeral Directors Association.

In his spare time, he enjoys being with his wife and their three children.

Tony Terry

Care Team Manager

Tony graduated from Yorktown High School in 1980 and then served honorably in The United States Air Force. He later graduated from Mid-America College of Funeral Service in 1990. He worked for The Meeks Mortuary from 1993 until 2005 as a funeral director and has now returned to serve as our Care Team Manager. He has also served for the last 29 years with the Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department. Tony enjoys being outdoors and spending time with fiance Debbie and his two daughters Elizabeth and Samantha.

John Emge

Funeral Director

John has served as a Funeral Director at The Meeks Mortuary for over 26 years. Born and raised in Evansville, IN, he moved to Muncie in 1989. He attended Indiana College of Mortuary Science and graduated from Vincennes University’s Funeral Service Program in 1979.

John is dedicated to serving families with compassion and dignity during their time of need.

Mike Steed

Funeral Director

Mike has served as a Funeral Director at The Meeks Mortuary for over 32 years. He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. A Northern Indiana native, he is very involved in his community. Mike has been a member of Crestview Golf Course, Muncie Elks Lodge #245, Muncie Bowling Association, and the Eagles Lodge F.O.E. #231 for many years.

In his spare time, Mike enjoys bowling and golfing.

Randy Swoveland

Funeral Director

Randy serves as a Funeral Director at The Meeks Mortuary. A lifelong resident of Delaware County, Randy graduated from Yorktown High School in 1975. After 26 years working for BorgWarner, Randy continued his studies at Ivy Tech, earning a degree in Mortuary Science in 2012. He seeks to give back to his community through church and detention center ministries.

In his spare time, he enjoys being with his wife Kay, their three daughters and sons-in-law, and seven grandchildren.

Sarah Turner

Funeral Director

Sarah serves as a Funeral Director at The Meeks Mortuary. She attended Blackford High School before graduating from Ivy Tech School of Mortuary Science in 2013.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and fashion design.

Keith J. Warner

Funeral Director

Keith has been in funeral service since July of 1990, and currently serves as a Funeral Director at The Meeks Mortuary. Keith has dedicated his life to helping his community cope with life’s most difficult moments. A Northern Illinois native, Keith graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1992 before continuing his studies at Judson College in 2004, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Management & Leadership.

In his spare time, Keith enjoys spending time with his wife of over 25 years and his family.

Nancy Myers

Office Manager

Nancy has served as Office Manager at The Meeks Mortuary for 30 years. She meticulously oversees the daily operations of the office and accounts receivable.

In her spare time, Nancy enjoys gardening, decorating, and spoiling her grandchildren.

Joshua Byrum

Funeral Director

Josh is a 2001 graduate of Union City Community High School and a 2008 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He started with The Meeks Mortuary in October of 2016. Josh enjoys traveling, going to the lake, and spending time with his dog, Juliet. His hobbies include golf and bowling.

Monica Winkler

Family Service Advisor

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Dale King

Funeral Service Associate

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Charles Casada

Funeral Service Associate

Charles serves as a Funeral Service Associate at The Meeks Mortuary. A native of Muncie, Charles earned a Bachelor’s of Science in History from Ball State University.

After 32 years with Ball Memorial Hospital Police Department, Charles retired and now serves as a Lieutenant with the Muncie Fire Department and a Deputy Coroner for Delaware County.

In his spare time, he enjoys being with his wife of 33 years, Kim.

Dick Hall

Funeral Service Associate

Dick has served as a Funeral Service Associate at The Meeks Mortuary for over 15 years. A native of Muncie, Dick graduated from Royerton High School. After 32 years with General Motors, he retired and now focuses on serving his community. He has been involved with High School athletics for over 45 years as an official and an observer. Dick is passionate about helping families through life’s most difficult moments.

Duane Hobley

Funeral Service Associate

Duane serves as a Funeral Service Associate at The Meeks Mortuary. A graduate of Indiana University, Duane holds a Bachelor of Science and a MBA in Business. For over 37 years, Duane owned and managed insurance and real estate agencies. Passionate about serving his community, he is an active member of many civic organizations, and currently sits on several boards at Riverside Baptist Church.

Dewayne Loveless

Funeral Service Associate

Dewayne serves as a Funeral Service Associate at The Meeks Mortuary. He graduated from Blackford County High School in 1972, and has spent the last 35 years in Delaware County.

In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his wife of 35 years, their two children, and his four grandchildren.

Joseph Sutherland

Funeral Service Associate

Joe has served as a Funeral Service Associate at The Meeks Mortuary for almost 10 years. After over 40 years with Sutherland Travel Service, he retired to spend more time with his wife, Jolena, and better serve his community.

Tony Kirkham

Funeral Service Associate

Born and raised in Delaware County, Tony graduated from Purdue with a degree in Animal Sciences, and then began a 42-year career with the Farm Credit System. That career resulted in his living in eight different states and Puerto Rico – where he met his wife Elba. Elba and Tony live on a 60-acre farm between Yorktown and Daleville, which means that his hobby is the 60-acre farm. He is on the board of the Delaware County Farm Bureau and the Corinth United Methodist Church. Tony worked for Meeks during the summer of 1968 and returned as a Funeral Service Associate in 2015.

Michelle Partin

Administrative Assistant

Michelle serves as our Administrative Assistant overseeing a variety of daily operations in the office.

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys gardening, woodworking, camping, spending time with her sons, Meciah & Devon, and most of all spoiling her grandson, Brayden.