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5/2/2019 12:31:00 PM
Melvin W. Emerson
March 13, 1935 - March 30, 2019
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Melvin W. Emerson, 84 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 9:07 p.m. at his home in Taylorville, Ill.

He was born on March 13, 1935 in Edinburg, Ill. the son of Leo and Lucy (Mills) Emerson. He married Marjorie R. Swartzwelder on May 22, 1954 and she preceded him in death on October 21, 2013. Melvin worked at PPG from 1958-1966 and later he was an elevator mechanic with Otis Elevator. He was a member of the 40 Mile an Hour Club.

He is survived by his sons: Randy (Sherry) Emerson of Mahomet, Ill.; Ronald (Sharon) Emerson of Memphis, Tenn.; Richard (Laurie) Emerson of Olathe, Kansas; daughter: Susan (Tim) Nation of Springfield, Ill.; grandchildren: Jon, Seth, Greg, Zane, Zoe and Jordan Emerson; Jessica McCullough, Sam Nation; great-grandchildren: Lily Emerson and Jamey Slade; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and his brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Service will follow the visitation starting at 3:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign their on-line guest book at

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