News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 12, 2013

Rilda Belle Meneely


TERRE HAUTE — Rilda Belle Meneely, 88, of West Terre Haute, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, in Union Hospital. She was born in West Terre Haute on Oct. 23, 1924, to Charles Holland and Florence Corbin Holland.

Rilda is survived by one daughter. Nancy Scott of West Terre Haute; one son, Jack D. Meneely II and wife Maritza of Naples, Fla.; her grandchildren, Mark Scott, Jay Scott, J.D. Meneely, Morgan Meneely, and Corie Meneely; and great-grandchildren, Haley Scott, Mark Scott, Ellie Meneely, and Jackson Meneely; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack D. Meneely Sr. — who passed away in 1994; son-in-law, Mark Scott; two brothers, Vernon and William Holland; and one sister, Thelma Lyon Bennett.

Rilda was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church, and worked as a greeter at Sam's Club for the past 14 years. Prior to that, she retired from CBS and also owned her own beauty shop. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She brought great enjoyment to others' lives, people naturally gravitated towards her. She was loved by all who knew her and became her extended family.

A Celebration of Life will be held in DeBaun Springhill Chapel on Monday, May 13, 2013, at 3:30 p.m., with Bill Dunbar presiding. Visitation is scheduled for today, from 4 to 8 p.m. Online condolences may be left at: