OBITUARY

Melva Moreland

April 23, 1926July 22, 2021
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CHATHAM ~ Melva Lourine Moreland, 95, of Chatham, passed away at 3:32 a.m. Thursday, July 22, 2021 at her home.

Born April 23, 1926 in Carrsville, Kentucky to Jim and Vadah (McDonald) Lawless, she married Delbert Moreland on November 23, 1969 in Havana. He passed away on January 12, 2017.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son; two brothers; one sister; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter and one great-grandson.

Surviving are four children, Marge Cockrum of Chatham, Mavis Simer of Pekin, Betty Vaudenbos of Chatham and Mike (Sharyn) Belt of Alabama; one brother, Guy Lawless of Paducah, Kentucky; two sisters, Louise Moore of Gilbertsville, Kentucky and Geraldine Dickerson of Paducah, Kentucky; Thirteen grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Melva worked as a cook in several restaurants in Pekin. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family.

She enjoyed traveling especially to Kentucky to visit with family. She loved to sew, cook, garden, take care of her flowers and babysitting her grandchildren. Everyone will miss her great Sunday dinners.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor David Wilder will officiate. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the funeral on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Phyllis Campbell

July 24, 2021

Granny was a very special lady. I enjoyed going to her house in Pekin and chatham to have Sunday lunch. She had a beautiful smile and she loved hugs. Rest in peace until we meet again.


Love.
Phyllis Campbell

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