Our precious daughter, Aimee, lost her battle with drugs on Thursday, August 17, 2017, in Jacksonville, FLA. She is sadly missed by all her family and friends.
Aimee graduated from high school in Toledo Ohio with high honors, where she excelled in her gift of singing. She was a member of the Madrigals and Thespian Society, performing in several plays, as well as singing in the Elite school choir, All City Women's Choir, and represented her school as a freshman, in state finals as alto vocalist.
Aimee was a born singer, and she especially loved praising God with inspirational songs, sometimes at gatherings for addicts, to encourage with hope. She would reach out to those in need with empathy and compassion. She loved people and people loved her. Dearly loved and cherished by her family, her sweet spirit lives on in their hearts.
Aimee was a loan processor with Chase, where she worked for 12 years, becoming a trainer in the company. She was the best Big Sister, and cutest Little Sister. Her hobbies included singing, entertaining, as well as enjoying fashion and make up artistry.
Aimee most of all enjoyed spending time with her son Aiden, the joy of her life. They enjoyed many things together, including trips to Disney World, Sea World, playing at parks, planning birthdays, sports, and visiting family. Aiden wrote this expression of love for his mom on Mother's Day: "Dear mom, I love you more than infinity times infinity times infinity. I love you, hope you get better soon. Happy Mothers Day from Aiden."
Aimee is preceded in death by her grandparents on both sides, John and Grace Bates, Halley Hamrick, and Rose and George Meara, her uncle Merle March, Jerry Kyko, and uncle Jay Bates.
She is survived by her son Aiden, mother Sharon Bates Meara, father, George Meara, step mom, Connie, two grandparents, brothers John Dubeansky and Luke Meara, sisters, Dawn Love and Shannon Meara, aunts and uncles, Shirley and David James family, Linda and Jerry Stone family, Darlene and Ken Skilton family, John and Faye Bates family, Klaus and Lorraine Willenbrecht family, Cindy Kyko family, Dennis Meara, Gerry and Winnie Meara family, Jimmy and Patty Meara family, Mary McDonald family, Debbie Muldowney family, and numerous loving extended family.
A memorial celebration of Aimee's life will be held on Saturday, September 9, at 2 pm at the West Avenue Church of Christ, 5901 West Avenue, Ashtabula, OH, with minister Terry Siverd presiding. A dinner will be served following the service.
Donations may be given in the box provided to benefit Narnon, a group supporting recovering alcoholics and drug addicts. It is the prayer of her family that someone may be helped in their journey to wellness and recovery, and to honor Aimee's memory.
Published on August 30, 2017