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10/29/2012 12:32:00 PM
Thelma I. Melton
May 9, 1920 - October 13, 2012
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Thelma I. Melton, 92, of Taylorville, IL, formerly of Stonington, died at 5:20 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Lincoln Rehab Center, Decatur, IL.

She was born May 9, 1920 in Beecher City, IL, the daughter of Frank and Nancy Mae Shell Hogge. On January 30, 1955 she married Lester Eugene Melton in Decatur, IL. He preceded her in death on August 26, 1997. Mrs. Melton was a homemaker and a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Surviving are her daughters: Judith Kimmons and husband Robert of Warrensburg, IL, and Delores Jantz of Palm Desert, CA. There are five grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, and one sister.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 noon Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at McClure Funeral Home with Pastor Philip Neumann officiating. Burial will be in Old Stonington Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service in the funeral home on Wednesday.

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Funeral services for Thelma I. Melton, 92, of Taylorville, formerly of Stonington, were held Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville, with burial at Old Stonington Cemetery. Pastor Philip Neumann officiated.

Pallbearers were Bob Kimmons, Jim Kimmons, Rob Kimmons, Phil Shils, Andy Goodall and Bill Simpson.

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