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Maudie I. Melvin

September 17, 1914 ~ December 20, 2013 (age 99)

   Maudie I Melvin, age 99 of Quincy, traded this earthly home for her Heavenly home, to live eternally, praising Jesus her Savior, on December 20th, 2013.  Maudie was at Blessing Hospital surrounded by her family at the time of her death.  
   Born at home in Mercer County, Missouri on Sept 17, 1914, Maudie was the second daughter of  William P Fields and Lora Brassfield Fields. On June 17, 1932 she married Ralph Nelson Melvin in Lancaster, Missouri and they had 3 children Bill, Mary and Larry.

   On Pearl Habor Day Ralph and Maudie moved to Quincy where they raised their family and lived until retirement. Maudie*s work outside of the home began as a clerk at S.S Kreskee during World War II, she was then employed at Blessing Hospital and trained as an Obstetrics Technician. Then for over 25 years Maudie worked in retail in children*s clothing, first as a buyer and sales associate for Little Folks and then as the department manager of the Fawn Shop the new children*s department of State Street Store until her retirement in 1982.

   Upon Maudie*s retirement she moved to Florida where she lived for 25 years. During her retirement travels included multiple trips to Texas and California to be present for the birth of 7 of her 27 great grandchildren.  Maudie returned to Quincy to be back near family for the last 15 years of her life.

   Throughout all the stages of Maudie*s life the one constant was her service for the Lord; in her church, in the lives of her family and everyone with whom she interacted.  Maudie began teaching youth and high school Sunday School at age 18 and throughout her adult life she served in the nursery, the Awana program, the Joy club and many church missions programs.  

   Survivors include two children, Mary Nichols, (Duane) and Larry Melvin, Grandchildren; Michelle Lee, Angie Matson, Sandi Pulley, Christopher (Jo Ann)  Roan, Amy Bott, Jett (Geri) Melvin, Scott, (Anita) Melvin, Samantha Billingsley (Kenny), Derick (Susan) Melvin, Destry  (Debbie)Cook, Pamela Schroder, Ruth Royston, Beverly Nichols, and James (Lynn) Nichols.  She was much loved by 30 Great Grandchildren who referred to her as Grandma Great and; Grandma Great Great to 20 great great Grandchildren, along with numerous dear nieces and nephews.

   Maudie was preceded in death by her husband Ralph, son Bill Melvin, sisters; Leona Coates, Lillie Dickerson and Crystal Fields, and great great granddaughter Ella Stukas.

   Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home  by Pastor Greg Javaux and Rev. Ivan Greuter.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00  and Saturday from 9:30 until the time of  services at  the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Central Baptist Church or Sunset Home.

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