Thelma I. Melton, 92, of  Taylorville formerly of Stonington passed away Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 5:20pm at Lincoln Rehab Center in Decatur.  She was born May 9, 1920 in Beecher City the daughter of Frank and Nancy Mae Shell Hogge.  She married Lester Eugene Melton in January, 1955 in Decatur.  He preceded her in death in August, 1997.  Mrs. Melton was a homemaker and a member of Grace Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughters;  Judith Kimmons and husband Robert of Decatur and Delores Jantz of Palm Desert, CA.; 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 3 brothers and 1 sister.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 12 noon at McClure Funeral Home with Pastor Philip Neumann officiating.  Burial will be in Old Stonington Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 10:00am until time of service Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville.

Arrangements by McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville.  Condolences may be sent on-line at

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