Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home

1081 Jeffco Blvd, Arnold, MO


Melba Catherine Ifland

August 1, 1922June 5, 2020

Melba Catherine Ifland, age 97, of Arnold, Missouri passed away on Friday June 5, 2020. Melba was born August 1, 1922 in Puxico, Missouri to Hazel Hobbs (nee Hargrove) and Joel Hobbs.

Melba is survived by her beloved sons William E. (Susan) Ifland and James H. (Gloria) Ifland. She is also survived by her sisters Mabel McGowen and Wanda Nash; 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

Melba was a housewife and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 2593 in Arnold, Missouri.

Melba was preceded in death by her husband Harold J. Ifland, daughter Nancy C. Schulze, and parents Joel and Hazel Hobbs. She was also preceded in death by her sister Snoe Shockley and brothers Jay, Forrest and Burt Hobbs.

Private interment Shepherd Hills Cemetery with a Celebration of Life to be scheduled at a later date.

Honoring Melba's life, contributions may be made to Stephen Siller Tunnel to the Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island New York 10306 or contributions to a charity of your choice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.heiligtagfuneralhome.com for the Ifland family.


  • Joel Hobbs, Father (deceased)
  • Hazel Hobbs (nee Hargrove), Mother (deceased)
  • Harold J. Ifland, Husband (deceased)
  • William E. (Susan) Ifland, Son
  • James H. (Goria) Ifland, Son
  • Nancy C. Schulze, Daughter (deceased)
  • Snoe Shockley, Sister (deceased)
  • Jay Hobbs, Brother (deceased)
  • Forrest Hobbs, Brother (deceased)
  • Mabel McGowen, Sister
  • Burt Hobbs, Brother (deceased)
  • Wanda Nash, Sister
  • She was grandma to 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

  • Stephen Siller Tunnel to the Towers Foundation


  • A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date


Melba Catherine Ifland

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Cindy Greer

June 8, 2020

I remember as a young mom of three daughters going to New Hope Methodist Church for worship. Melba and Snoe sat together near the middle of the sanctuary on the right hand side as did I with my three little girls. Snoe and Melba were always so kind and friendly. Melba had a special connection with my middle daughter as they shared the same beautiful hair color. She always told my daughter how beautiful her hair was. She was just a genuinely nice lady!!