Kathleen Louise Melton
January 31, 1941 – April 14, 2018
Kathleen Louise Melton (nee Seitz), 77, of Belleville, IL, born, January 31, 1941, passed away, Saturday, April 14, 2018.
Kathleen was a jewel to all who knew and loved her. To know her, was to love her. She possessed a compassionate, caring and trustworthy personality. She truly was an angel walking among us. Kathleen worked as a Kitchen Supervisor for over 10 years at Franklin Elementary School in Belleville. She married the love of her life, Dolan Melton, on January 2, 1960. This union brought two sons and three daughters. Kathleen enjoyed playing bingo, card games, and the infamous Saturday Poker nights with her family. She was also a long time member of the Swansea Moose Lodge 1221. Her most precious memories were those spent with her family and friends. She was a loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend. She will be truly be missed by everyone that loved her, the matriarch of her family, gone too soon.
She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 58 years, Dolan Ray Melton, on February 5, 2018, her infant son; Michael Wayne, her infant great granddaughter; Tamsin Estes, her parents; Henry and Josephine (nee Kroupa) Seitz; her sister Rosalie Frank and her husband Theodore Frank.
Surviving to cherish memories are her children; Jeffery (Tina) Melton, of Shiloh, IL, Kimberly Melton-Cruz, of Shiloh, IL, Lisa (Kevin) Arnold, of Belleville, IL, and Angela Melton-Estes, of Belleville, IL, her grandchildren; Dolan, Steven, Amanda, Brittney (Shaun), Michael, and Jarad, her great-grandchildren, Bradan, Brody and baby Madison, her brother; Jimmy (Bonnie) Seitz, her sister; Phyllis Seitz, life-long friend, Sandy Lawson and a number of dear nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are appreciated to the Belleville Humane Society. Additional condolences and memories may be shared online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com
Visitation: Friends and family may visit from 4:00pm until 8:00pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Lake View Funeral Home, 5000 N Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, IL 62208.
Funeral Service: Funeral Services will be held the following day, at 10:00 am, Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Lake View Funeral Home. Interment to take place at Lake View Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fairview Heights, Illinois.
- Visitation Wednesday, April 18, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, April 19, 2018
- Burial Thursday, April 19, 2018
Kathleen Louise Melton
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April 17, 2018
I have many fond memories of my favorite sister in-law, Kathy was like a second mom, she always remember to send that special card on my birthday. She was a kind and gentle person to our entire family. I will remember her always, I love you sis/mom may you rest in peace.