Virginia Melton

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Virginia Melton

June 07, 1933 - November 28, 2018

Virginia Melton Virginia Melton, 85, of Joplin, Mo., passed away November 28, 2018. Virginia was born June 7, 1933, in Joplin, to Harold and Dovie Fithian. She was a 1950 graduate of Joplin High School.
On April 13, 1952 Virginia was united in marriage to Darrel "Gene" Melton. To this union four children were born.
She was a member of Empire Baptist Church, in Joplin.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Kevin Melton; and two brothers, Bob and Don Fithian.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Gene Melton; children, Kristy Verbryck (Carey), Kenny Melton (Polly) and Kelley Melton (Lesley); daughter-in-law, Pam Melton; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Bill and Harold Fithian; sister-in-law, Barbara Fithian; as well as a host of extended family and friends.
Memorial services are pending.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Empire Baptist Church, 2330 Empire, in Joplin.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary, Joplin.
Published on December 2, 2018
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2 posts

Betty Cole
Dec 03, 2018
I remember your wife and mther fndly from my days at Empire Baptist in the '90'
John Jason
Dec 03, 2018
one of the finest christians i have ever known may God richly bless Gene(pops) and all the family you are in my thoughts and prayers