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Melba Jean Hamilton

d. October 6, 2017


Friday, October 13, 2017 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.


Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music: Mike & Jeannie Gratton - duet.
Interment: Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date in the Farber Cemetery.

Melba Jean (Watson) Hamilton passed away at 5:10 a.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. She was born in rural Ralls County, Missouri near Frankford and attended area schools. Melba lived most of her adult life in the Vandalia/Farber area. She worked as a seamstress at the Bobby Brooks, Leisure Wear and Laddonia Garment factories. After retiring, she spent most of her time yard selling and was known as the Queen of Yard Sales. Melba also loved fishing and camping in her free time.

Born: June 20, 1942 near Frankford, Missouri the daughter of Samuel Albert and Elsie Belle (Walsinger) Watson.

Survivors include: one sister, Viola Hilt of Marion, Illinois; two brothers: Henry Watson of Curryville and Albert and wife, Donna Watson of Vandalia; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; her companion of many years, James Mitts; one daughter, Jeanne Diane Barker; six sisters and one brother.

Memorials are encouraged to the Tri-County Care Center Resident Activity Fund, 601 N. Galloway Road, Vandalia, Missouri 63382.

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