Jeanne VonTobel Melcher, 92, died at 7:43 am Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Home. She was born on June 9, 1922 in Pekin to Walter R. and Agnes Leever VonTobel. She married Elmer O. Melcher in 1955 and he preceded her in death in 1977. Also preceding her in death were her parents and her sister Marjorie Hutchinson.
Surviving are five daughters, Cheryl Bunn of Peoria, Ruth Anne (PJ) Staab, Debra (Bob) Kraft and Tracy Adden, all of Springfield and Mary (Joe) Adams of New Braunfels, TX; one son, Charles (Sue) Strobel of Florida; twelve grandchildren; one great granddaughter; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was a member of the Springfield Women’s Club, Bowling League and Senior Citizens Bowling League. She retired in 1993 as a supervisor and case worker for Capitol Township after 25 years.
We are going to miss you Nana. We’ll always remember your laugh; Pease’s and filling sacks full of goodies; our many card games – Uno to Spades; your Chex Mix; doughnuts and so much more.
Funeral Service: Private services to be held.
Memorials may be made to Memorial Home Services or St. Joseph’s Home.