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Melbourne E. (Mel) Marchbanks, 89, Seneca,Mo., passed into eternal rest August 17, 2017 at Seneca House Nursing Home after a long illness.
Melbourne Euegene Marchbanks was born December 11, 1927, in Pacific Grove, Calif., the son of Ruel and Florence (Giles) Marchbanks. He served his country in the United States Navy.
Mel worked at the former Foremost/McKeeson Plant, in Joplin. He also had worked for Webb Transportation, in Joplin, and drove a school bus for the Seneca R7 School District until retiring in 2010. He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church, in Seneca.
Melbourne E. Marchbanks married Leona Hastert, in Noel, Mo. She survives.
Additional survivors include one daughter, Donna Creed, Oklahoma City, Okla.; one granddaughter, Trena Durbin, Seneca; two step-grandsons, Nathan Creed and Micah Creed. Mel was preceded in death by his parents, and one son, Rick Marchbanks, in 1994.
The body has been taken for cremation under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca.
The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.
Published on August 18, 2017
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