Nellie May (Lovewell) Melton, age 90, of El Dorado Springs, MO, passed away May 12, 2014, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born December 7, 1923 to Henry and Lizzie (Harvey) Lovewell on a farm near Birdsong, MO, in St. Clair County. She was one of seventeen children.
On January 27, 1944, she married Olen Morlan. They were blessed with one son, Donnie Morlan. On May 21, 1963, she married Allan Melton. Both have preceded her in death.
Nellie was saved at Black Jack Church in 1945. She renewed her faith in 1996 and attended First Christian Church in El Dorado Springs for seven years. After moving to Cedar Springs she attended Herriman Chapel Church of God (Holiness).
Nellie worked hard all her life. She worked for twelve years for Artex Hobby Products. Nellie was a caregiver and had parts of five different families in her and Alís home. Nellie enjoyed writing and drawing. She was a good cook and liked to share with others. Many times she made up her own recipes. She loved nature and wildlife and especially her own cats and dogs.
Preceding her in death were her parents; both husbands; seven brothers; and four sisters.
Survivors include: her son, Donnie Morlan of Gallatin, TN; two grandchildren: Jeffery Morlan and wife Renee of Virginia Beach, VA, and Regina Mahaney and husband Jason of Malabar, FL; three great-grandchildren: Brittany, Brandon, and Brooke; one great-great-granddaughter, Kasandra; four sisters: Lillie Lovewell of Port Townsend, WA; Vera Mogan of El Dorado Springs, MO; Erma Lovewell of Paola, KS; and Rosalee Floyd of El Dorado Springs, MO; one brother, Jim Lovewell and wife Jean of Collins, MO; one stepdaughter, Glenda Wentz of Florida; one step grandson, Aaron; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services for Nellie Melton will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.,at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Wendell Lovewell will provide music. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Burial will follow in Clintonville Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are: Dennis Floyd, Dennis Burton, Dave Lovewell, Ed Morlan, Dwain Witt, and Allan Keith.