Born 12-21-1922 -- Died 7-31-2003
Geraldine Quartess Melton, daughter of the late Charlie Edward Sisk and Roxie Mae Wilburn Sisk, was born Dec. 21. 1922, in Couch, Mo. and died July 31, 2003, in Thayer, Mo. at the age of 80 years.
She was united in marriage Oct. 19, 1939, in Doniphan, Mo. to Carthel Melton.
She was a dedicated and long time member of Cotton Creek Freewell Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
Survivors are two sons - Charles David Melton and wife, Wanda of Couch, and Leon Melton and wife, Pat, of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Dianne Cypret and husband, Orville, of Paducah, Ky.; 12 grandchildren - Shelia Mitchener, Tommy Melton, Cindy Melton, Debra Holesapple, Duane Melton, Lisa Melton, Lora Poole, Linda Melton, Loni Melton, Ladonna Melton, Aaron Cypret and Amy Cypret; several great-grandchildren; three brothers - Waldo Sisk of Sibley, Mo., Cleo Sisk of Independence, Mo., and Charles Sisk Jr. of Sibley, Mo.; a sister, Evelyn Spencer of Rantoul, Kan. and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Philip Melton; a brother, Mickey Sisk; and a sister, Maxine Sisk.
Funeral services were Aug. 2 at Cotton Creek Church with Rev. Darrell Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Cotton Creek Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer, Mo.
Pallbearers were Tommy Melton, Rocky Holesapple, Aaron Cypret, Cliff Mitchner, Duane Melton and Vince Doddins.