JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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Margaret Julia Melton


Margaret Julia Melton, 95, of Route 3, Mt.Vernon, died 7:50 p.m. 
Aug. 28, 1994 at Jeffersonian Nursing Home.

She had be employed at the Mt. Vernon Shoe Factory.

Mrs. Melton was born Sept. 6, 1898, in Jefferson County, a daughter of 
Lewis B. and Dora [Morrison] Barva. On Sept. 1, 1917, in Jefferson 
County, she married Ralph Melton who died Sept 21, 1971.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with 
the Rev. Melvin Vandeloo officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's 
Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday athe Hughey Funeral Home. The 
rosary will be recited 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. melton is survived by a son, Lawrence B. "Bennie" Melton and wife 
Hazel in Mt.Vernon; nine grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 12 
great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth Urich of Mt.Vernon, Agnes 
Minor of Cambria, Iowa, and Alline Wicks of Mt.Vernon; a son-in-law, 
Albert 'Red' Gentles of Mt.Vernon; and several nieces and nephews survive 
also.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Melton was preceded in death by her 
parents, two daughters, Alpha Gentles, and Bernadine Davis, five 
brothers, William Barva, Louis Barva, Paul Barva, Manuel Barva, and Leo Barva; 
two sisters, Myrtle Barva and Lillian Barva; and a grandson, Jerry G. 
Shehorn. 

{Note: She was also preceeded in death by one great-grandson, Jerry Lee 
Shehorn}


Source: Mt.Vernon Register-News
Date: Monday, August 29, 1994
Submitted by: Margaret Marasco


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