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Melvin A DeVault

August 7, 1928 — May 22, 2019

Melvin A DeVault, 90, of Vandalia, MO formally of Washington, MO passed away at 2:05 am Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. 

Cremation arrangements are being handled by the Waters Funeral Home. 

Melvin was born on August 7, 1928, in Robertsville, Missouri the son of Floyd Peter and Silverine DeVault.

He was united in marriage to Laverne Bates in July of 1947. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include Son, Melvin V. DeVault of Seattle, WA; Special Friend, Dorothy A Brandt of Vandalia, MO; Sister, Mary C. Elam of Maple Heights, OH; Step-Son, John (Gwyn) Harrington of Warrensburg, MO; Step-Son, Ronald (Emily) Brandt of Montgomery City, MO; Step-Daughter, Diona (David) Davis of Vandalia, MO; Step-Daughter, Alicia (Kendell) Brandt of St. Louis, MO, two grandchildren, twelve step-grandchildren and six step-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Son, Rodney DeVault; Brother, Floyd DeVault; Sister, Jean Daniels.

Melvin worked as a custodian/bus driver for the Washington Missouri Public School District. He was an avid hunter, loved riding horses, swimming, ice skating and traveling. Melvin's biggest love was his family especially his grandkids. 

Online condolences may be made to the family on Melvin's memorial page at

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