April 05, 2021

LAMAR- A funeral service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Konantz Warden Funeral Home, for Xavier VanMeter, 16 months, who died Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 3 p.m.

Donations may be made to the family to help cover funeral expenses.

The obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.konantzwarden.com.

Survivors include his parents, Corinna Fiala and Jeremy Vanmeter; his siblings, Ryon Lint,Violet Lint, Dominic Lint and Adrianne Culp; his grandparents, Kim Vanmeter and Cliff Rausch, Jasper, Joseph Vanmeter, Sarasota, Fla. and Tina Fiala and Roy Hibbs, Grove, Okla.; his great-grandparents, Linda and Winford Connatser, Sarasota, Fla. and James Vanmeter, Decatur, Ill.; uncles, Adam VanMeter and wife Michelle, Sarasota, Fla., Nathaniel Fiala and Dana Pryor, Lamar and Colby Fiala and Christal Albrecht, Joplin and many cousins and other family members.

Xavier was born Nov. 12, 2019, in Pittsburg, Kan., to Corinna Fiala and Jeremy Vanmeter. He was a happy boy and loved to talk, while randomly starting to laugh. He was persistent and always had to be out front leading the way. He was a helper and liked to help with laundry and throwing things in the trash. He was affectionately known as a little "trash panda" because he was just as likely to pull that same trash back out and walk around the house with his treasure.

He loved food and was always ready to eat. He saw any trip to the kitchen as an opportunity for a snack and would be in his chair demanding one. He was an independent boy who loved animals and his brothers and sisters, so long as they shared their food.