Doris Jean Melo, 90, of Sabetha, formerly of Fayetteville, N.C., died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at the Sabetha Community Hospital.
She was born March 17, 1927, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Earl and Melinda (Peppler) Poling.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Thomas I. Melo, Sr.; two sisters; three brothers; and a daughter-in-law, Judy Melo.
She is survived by two daughters, Sharron (Doug) Clark and Donna (Alan) Thagard, both of Sabetha; one son, Thomas I. Melo Jr. of Enterprise, Ala.; four grandchildren, Marla (Brent) Hayden and Wendy (John) Menold, both of Sabetha, Alan (Britany) Thagard Jr. of O’Fallon, Mo., and Thomas Thagard of Gardner; and seven great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at a later date in Fayetteville, N.C.
The Sabetha Herald 1/24/2018