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Elda Mellott

Elda Esther Mellott, 92, died Sept. 20 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

She was born Oct. 1, 1918, to Henry B. Schmidt Sr. and Eva (Hiebert) Schmidt. She was a homemaker.

She married John Mellott on April 7, 1937.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

She is survived by a son, Richard Mellott of Peabody; two daughters, Joan Jost of Hillsboro and Esther Brooks of Peabody; a sister, Mary Hiebert of Whitewater; a brother-in-law, Robert Hansen of Hesston; a sister-in-law, Cornelia Schmidt of Emporia; nine grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Her funeral was Saturday at Peabody Christian Church, officiated by Pastor James Pohlman. Visitation was Friday at Baker Funeral Home in Peabody. Interment was at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.

A memorial fund has been established with Peabody Christian Church.

Last modified Sept. 29, 2011

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