Graveside services for Lorene Fannie Melching 89, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, August 17, 2015 at Oak Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Melching died 5:55 p.m., Friday, August 14, 2015 at West Vue Nursing Center. She was born May 6, 1926 at Rover, Missouri to William B. Ford and Bessie Edna Adams Ford. She graduated from the Thomasville High School and on December 16, 1960 was married at Livonia, Michigan to Ervin Lewis Melching who preceded her in death on November 27, 1987. Before her retirement, Mrs. Melching was a beautician. She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by one brother, Henry Ford, wife, Sally, West Plains, Missouri; two sisters, Bernice Richards, West Plains, Missouri and Ruby Crites, Chicago,, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband, one brother, Floyd Ford, and three sisters, Minnie Davidson, Velma Jolliff and Thelma who died as an infant, precede her in death.
Mrs. Melching will lie in state from 4:00 p.m., Sunday, August 16th until 1:00 p.m., Monday, August 17th, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.