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Obituary: Ida Rose Caito Meyer, Jasper

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Ida Rose (Agatha) Caito Meyer, 93, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014. She was a resident of Jasper and a former resident of Greenwood.

She was born Nov. 22, 1920, in Indianapolis to August and Mary Anne Mercurio Caito. She was a graduate of Emmerich Manual High School and worked as a secretary and bookkeeper at the family business, Caito and Mascari Produce.

She was a member of Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Ida was an accomplished seamstress and loved playing the piano and dancing.

Ida and her husband, Aloysius H. Meyer, received the Distinguished Hoosier Award in 2011 from Gov. Mitch Daniels. They also received the Hoosier Heartland Outstanding Forestry Stewardship Award, the Indiana Wildlife Federation’s Forest Conservationist of the Year Award and a Certificate of Recognition from the United States Senate for their contributions to the state of Indiana.

Ida was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 11, 2011. She also was preceded by a sister, Magdalena “Mag” Mascari; and three brothers, Phillip J. Caito, John B. Caito and Joseph A. Caito Sr.

Survivors include her children, John Meyer (Shannon) and Michael Meyer (Lisa), both of Greenwood, Mary Agnes Gates (Larry) of Loogootee and Joanne Jones (Frank) of Louisville; grandchildren, Alan Lagree (Julie) and Kristine Lagree, both of Loogootee, Stephen Lagree of Madison, Wisconsin, Nathaniel Jones of Lexington, Kentucky, and Joseph Meyer, Rose Meyer, Anthony Meyer, Katie Meyer and Matthew Meyer, all of Greenwood; great-grandchildren, Isaac and Tess Lagree; a sister, Frances Navarra of Indianapolis; and two brothers, Thomas Caito and August Caito, both of Indianapolis.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, 335 S. Meridian St. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Memorial contributions may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at orileyfuneralhome.com.

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