OBITUARY

Margaret Elizabeth Melchers

October 27, 1932February 17, 2021

Margaret Elizabeth Melchers was born on October 27, 1932 in Rushville, IL and passed away on February 17, 2021 in INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana and is under the care of Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary.

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Linda Clark

March 1, 2021

Marge was my teaching partner at Jefferson for fourth grade. She was a lovely lady with a beautiful soul! Her compassion and dedication were always evident and her generosity was
felt by many. She will be missed, but I am sure she is with her beloved Earl and our Lord!
She is at rest!

Lisa (Hasler) Smith

February 25, 2021

Brian, I am deeply sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She was such a lovely lady, and truly someone people could depend on to care and be there for every passion and cause she touched. She will hold you in her heart always, as you will hold in yours. Love and peace to you and your family. Lisa Hasler Smith

Grace UMW

February 24, 2021

Marge will be greatly missed by all. May you feel the presence of the Lord and draw strength and comfort from Him at this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.

William Murphy

February 22, 2021

I was a second-grade student at Delavan Grade School in 1955-1956. My teacher was a beautiful young woman named Mrs. Melchers. I had an absolute crush on her. She was an excellent teacher and she made quite an impact on me. I will always remember her kindness and support. I am sorry for your loss.

Bill Murphy,
now a retired resident of Morton, IL.

Rachel Winget

February 21, 2021

mrs. melchers wasn't just a teacher to me, she would come visit me from when I was a small little girl all the way into highschool, every summer. I absolutely loved her visits, she would always bring snacks and a book as she knew I loved reading. I always looked forward to her coming just to catch up on life.. I'll never forget in Jr. High when she came my brother broke my sister's ankle while jumping on the trampoline..she was so worried. You will be missed in the hearts of many but never, ever forgotten.

Marj Oesch

February 20, 2021

I am a member of Alpha Delta Kappa teacher sorority and was a teacher in District #108 with Marge. She was such an upbeat lady!
I always respected that she took charge when there was any issue that needed attention. It was a pleasure knowing her. My sympathy to the family.

Katherine Scanlon

February 19, 2021

Marge Melchers was my favorite teacher in all my years of school.  Having her in third grade was wonderful!!  She would tell each of her students where he or she excelled, and to go for what we did best.  I never thought I had strength in any area and she gave me hope in knowing that I did.  That has stayed with me my entire life.

Some of my Pekin friends and I connected with her again many years later and those were some of the best times!!  She was still SO sweet and encouraged us again to continue to go for our strengths and our dreams.  What an amazing woman she was, not just as a teacher, but also as a close friend.  She was like Sunshine radiating love to all those around her. 

I am sure she affected hundreds of lives and made them all better.  I spoke to her on the phone about 3 weeks ago and we laughed nearly the entire time.  It was always wonderful to talk to her because she made us feel good about ourselves.  We also told her how very special and how beloved she was, and she would be quite modest.  However, I do believe we finally convinced her of that.

She also told me she wanted to adopt all of us who were in her third grade class.  I told her we would love it!!  She still could not believe our class turned 70 last year and I think we had difficulty believing it ourselves.  

Marge will always be missed, she will never be forgotten, and she will be cherished forever. 

Connie Disney

February 19, 2021

Marge taught 4th grade at Jefferson and there were always junior high kids wandering in after school to see her who were former students. She attended her students' basketball games and even to visit a student's new bedroom renovation. She stayed late helping any student who was struggling. She also was mother hen supreme and would stand up for her students who sometimes got into playground trouble. She was convinced they were always innocent. When she moved to Smith to do Chapter Reading she still steered students to me when I taught 4th at Washington. She was so enthusiastic and passionate about her students, church, and her family.

John King

February 19, 2021

I went to high school with both Mark and Brian,Brian I'm sorry for the loss of your mom,cherish all of the memories, prayers to you and your family.

Margaret Heidenreich

February 18, 2021

Marge went to school in my hometown of Macomb, IL. I spent
many nice interesting times with her in Pekin.