Meio Chien Cheng

AUGUSTA – Meio Chien Cheng, wife of Dr. Hsueh-Ching Cheng, passed away on July 6, 2021, in Maine General Hospital, after a prolonged illness, with members of her family by her bedside.

Meio was born in Shanghai, China on December 21, 1929, and graduated from nursing school in Taipei, Taiwan. She completed her nursing training in the US at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and American University in Washington, DC. Meio was an ICU nurse at the Maine Medical Center in the early ’60s, and later managed her husband’s private medical practice for many years in Augusta, Maine.

Meio is survived by her four children; Wen Cheng of Los Angeles, CA, Julie Deckerman of Denver, CO, Ken Cheng of West Gardiner, ME, and Gene Cheng of Winthrop, ME; and eight grandchildren.

A private family service will be held at a future date. Flowers may be sent to Maine General Hospital CCU ward. Please make any donations to the American Heart Association or your local Red Cross. Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. Condolences, stories, and photos may be shared at

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