Estella Meister

  • Born: March 11, 1930
  • Died: March 8, 2015
  • Location: Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Land Cremation Society

917 S. 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Tel. (217) 523-4646

Tribute & Message From The Family

Estella Meister, 84, of Springfield, died at 3:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center.

Estella was born March 11, 1930 in Mt. Pulaski, the daughter of Clarence A. and Dorothy G. Holmes Dains.

Estella was a graduate of Elkhart High School and worked as a beautician for 11 years, worked in retail for 19 years, and worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois for 24 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Springfield and Flower City Chapter #152 of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Clarence, Thomas and David Dains; one sister, Dorothy A. Dains; and one daughter, Terry S. Szoke.

She is survived by one son, Morris (wife, Susan) Meister of Springfield; one daughter, Dana Scheller (companion, Steven Schmidt) of Springfield; four grandchildren, Jacob Haseley, Courtney Scheller, Katherine (husband, Jerry) Cheng, and Samuel (wife, Melissa) Meister; four great-grandchildren, Haley Scheller, Madelyn Finch, Abigail Finch, and Julia Cheng; one sister, Susan Hylton of Mt. Pulaski; one son-in-law, Joe Szoke of Lincoln; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dana and Morrie, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Our mothers were cousins; I am Mary Holmes Thompson's daughter. It has been many years since I have seen your mom but I remember her well and always enjoyed seeing her at the Holmes reunion.

Posted by Beverly Thompson-Buck - Dawson, IL - Cousin   March 12, 2015

Dana, I remember visiting with you and your mother at panera last year. She was a delight! I remember how she made 5 red satin bridesmaids dresses for my sisters wedding and my mom talking about what a great seamstress she was. I'm sure lots of people have wonderful stories and I hope your memories will comfort you.

Posted by Sheila Lee Caldwell - Williamsville, IL - Friend   March 10, 2015