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Melba F. Karch

Melba F. Karch, 84, of Salem died 11:50 a.m. Nov. 7, 2002, 
at Twin Willows Nursing Home in Salem.

She was a homemaker. Mrs. Karch was born July 30, 1918, in Belle Rive 
to Lloyd and Grace (Heck) Kern. She married Harry A. Karch June 30, 
1937, in Mt. Vernon; he died May 20, 1990. 

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Williams Cemetery 
in Jefferson County. Those attending this service are asked to go directly 
to the cemetery on Saturday. The Rev. Bill Price will officiate. Friends 
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Karch is survived by three sons, Paul D. Karch and wife Sharon of 
Centralia, Larry R. Karch and wife Sharon of Sylvania, Ohio, and Tommy L. 
Karch and wife Dixie of Iuka; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 
and one great-great-granddaughter. 

She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Salem.

Mrs. Karch was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a sister, 
Eloise Sutton. 

For those who wish memorials may be made to the Emmanuel 
Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be 
mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Ill. 62864. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you 
may call 242-3348 for obituary information at any time. 

Date: Nov 8 2002
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL 
Submitted by:  Robert W. Loman

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