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Melba Patton

Melba Patton, 89, of Cave In Rock, IL died on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at Baptist Health in Paducah, KY.
She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma.
Melba is survived by several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Orval and Estelle Patton; two brothers; and two sisters.
Burial was held at Mt. Zion Cemetery on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

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  1. Sarah Anderson on July 20, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. – William Butler Yeats

    Aunt Melba, thank you for the lighting the fire for so many.

  2. Cathy Maples on July 20, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    I am so sorry to hear that this dear woman has gone to the Heavenly Library in the sky. She was a bright light in everyone’s life she touched at SIC. She touched many children while working at Shawneetown Schools.

  3. MaryEllen Fawk on July 20, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Blessings upon you Aunt Melba.
    May your spirit and grace continue to nurture and inspire all those whose lives you have touched.
    May the choirs of angels greet you and May you be at peace. We will hold you forever in our hearts.

  4. Carole Rash on July 20, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Melba was a lovely lady who loved her home town and students, whatever the age. She will be missed.

  5. John Shultz on July 21, 2022 at 6:50 am

    Melba was always a professional. She was very kind, thoughtful, and giving. Melba had a beautiful, positive spirit about her and contributed to the SIC experience in countless ways. She made the world a better place. I know she will be greatly missed by her family, friends and neighbors. Rest in Peace dear Melba.

  6. Matthew and Crystal smock on July 21, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    She will be missed by so many, she effected so many people, most down to earth person I’ve known, she was like family to me and my wife, we truly loved and enjoyed the time we had with her, a great sweet person all together. She would tare my writing to pieces, lol her grammar ! GOD HAS AN ANGEL, ONE OF THE BEST!

  7. Sarah Anderson on July 23, 2022 at 10:35 am

    Every blade in the field – Every leaf in the forest – lays down its life in its season as beautifully as it was taken up.

    Henry David Thoreau

  8. Rhonda Belford on July 26, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Love and prayers ❤ for all the family and many friends

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