Ruth Lee Meader, co-owner of Meader Supply in Rochester, N.H., died suddenly Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. She was 72.

Meader was instrumental with her husband Leon “Bud” Meader in the formation of Budel Construction Corp., Meader Supply Corp. and Meader’s Heritage Farm and their Belgian horses. She was very well known and respected by many for her extensive knowledge of New Hampshire antiques and history. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

Family and friends may visit from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., Rochester, N.H.

A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Meader Family Burying Ground in Rochester, N.H.

In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Maine Wilderness Watershed Trust, P.O. Box 5660, Augusta, ME 04332-5660.

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