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Bisch & Son Funeral Home

505 East Allen, Springfield, IL

OBITUARY

Mary A. Melton

December 28, 1932July 21, 2019

Mary A. Melton, 86, of Springfield passed away on July 21, 2019 at Villa Health Care Center West. She was born on December 28, 1932 in Iowa City, Iowa to Peter and Loretta Rogers Keating. Mary married Elmer Thomas Melton on January 31, 1953 in Iowa City and he preceded her in death on October 17, 2001.

Mrs. Melton is survived by her children: Christine (Ron) Muncie, Eileen (Robert) Tepatti, Karen (Timothy) Myers, Russell Melton and Thomas (Mary) Melton, sixteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one sister. She was preceded in death by one son Gerald Melton, three sisters and two brothers.

Mary worked for Illinois Bell for over twenty years and was a member of the telephone pioneers. She was a member of the Church of the Little Flower and also volunteered with their meal program. Mary enjoyed sewing, crafts and flowers.

A memorial mass will be held at 11:00am on Saturday July 27, 2019 at Church of the Little Flower, 800 Stevenson Drive. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the mass at church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities or to Church of the Little Flower and please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • Catholic Charities
  • Church of the Little Flower

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, July 27, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Saturday, July 27, 2019

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Gloria Hoehn

July 25, 2019

Sending thoughts and prayers to Mary’s family at this difficult time. She was such a sweet lady and a joy to work with over the years at Illinois Bell/Ameritech! She always had a smile! Such a beautiful lady!

Dawn Frey (Kuhlmann)

July 23, 2019

Aunt Mary was an amazing lady. I will always remember her warm smile and her sweetness. My chats with Aunt Mary on the phone were always so precious and I loved our conversations. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

Mary Kate (Keating) Varcoe

July 23, 2019

To the Melton Family:
We have fond memories of visiting you and your family, sometimes bringing Grandpa Keating down to stay with you for a week or so. He loved to visit, and was always willing to come along for the ride.
Your Mom was always so gracious and welcoming whenever we came. We hope those memories, and many more, offer you comfort and are a reflection of the kindness Mary shared with so many.
Mary Kate (Keating) and Steve Varcoe

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Mary A. Melton, 86, of Springfield passed away on July 21, 2019 at Villa Health Care Center West. She was born on December 28, 1932 in Iowa City, Iowa to Peter and Loretta Rogers Keating. Mary married Elmer Thomas Melton on January 31, 1953 in Iowa City and he preceded her in death on October 17, 2001.

Mrs. Melton is survived by her children: Christine (Ron) Muncie, Eileen (Robert) Tepatti, Karen (Timothy) Myers, Russell Melton and Thomas (Mary) Melton, sixteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one sister. She was preceded in death by one son Gerald Melton, three sisters and two brothers.

Mary worked for Illinois Bell for over twenty years and was a member of the telephone pioneers. She was a member of the Church of the Little Flower and also volunteered with their meal program. Mary enjoyed sewing, crafts and flowers.

A memorial mass will be held at 11:00am on Saturday July 27, 2019 at Church of the Little Flower, 800 Stevenson Drive. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the mass at church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities or to Church of the Little Flower and please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com.