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Ruth A. Melton

August 24, 1934 - April 23, 2019

Ruth A. Melton, 84, of Springfield, died at 2:10 pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at St. John’s Hospital. She was born on August 24, 1934 in Menard County, IL to Charles and Marie (Prince) Deckard. She married Preston L. Melton in 1954 and he preceded her in death on October 9, 2008.

She is survived by a daughter, Debra A. Buscher (companion, Don Harris) of Chatham; two sons, Donald F. (Debbie) Melton of Mechanicsburg and David W. (Karen) Melton of Fillmore, IL; seven grandchildren; several great grandchildren and two sisters, Marian Case and Janet O’Brien.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Dennis J. Melton; two grandchildren; three sisters, Leona Hughes, Virginia Beauchamp and Frances Moore and two brothers, Charles and Pete Deckard.

Ruth retired from St. Francis Convent in 2000.

Private family burial will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to WILD Canine Rescue.

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Private family burial will be held at a later date.


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Memorial contributions may be made to WILD Canine Rescue.


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