Melba Louise Moore, age 101, of Medora passed away at 11:10 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Jerseyville Manor. She was born on November 12, 1918, in Jersey County, IL to Christopher and Edna (Ketchum) Ryan. She married Dale Moore on Jan 30, 1946, in Kemper, IL. Dale passed away on Sept 28, 2009.
Melba is survived by her daughter, Joyce (Chuck) Penland of Nixa, MO; son, Larry (Carol) Moore of Medora; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and grandson, Aric Beckham.
Visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Medora. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 6, 2020, at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Rev Rob Cleeton officiating. Burial will be in the Kemper Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church or the Kemper Cemetery.