Rita Faye Melton, daughter of the late Glen Major and Verna (Pyatt) Major was born December 19, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri and entered into rest March 20, 2014 peacefully in her home in Salem, Missouri at the age of 58.
Rita was united in marriage to Robert Melton on December 30, 1972 and to this union four children were born. She was an active member to Grace Community Church. Rita was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, reading, camping with friends, and going for walks with Eric. She was a strong person and hard worker. She took pride in her flowers in her yard and enjoyed being outside.
Rita is survived by her loving husband Bob Melton of 41 years; Children, Bobbie Gotchal and husband Steven of Salem, Missouri, Rhonda Mitchell and husband Roger Jr. of Overland, Missouri, Eric Melton; Sisters, Dorlene Blankenship of Salem, Missouri, Donna Nelson and husband Ivan of Salem, Missouri; Grandchildren, Samantha Fry and husband George, Hayden Gotchel, Miranda Mendenhall, Dalton Mendenhall, Roger Mitchell III, Victoria Mitchell; Great- grandson, Adam Fry. In addition to her parents Rita was preceded in death by her son Christopher Melton and two brothers, James and Darrell Major.
Funeral services for Rita F. Melton will be held 12:00 PM Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Grace Community Church in Salem, Missouri with Gary Bartle officiating. A visitation for family and friend will be held prior to service from 10:00AM - 12:00 PM. Internment will be held in the Smith Cemetery at a later date.
Name:: karen ellerman
Message:: To the family of Rita Melton, just so sorry you lost your wife,mama, and grandma. Its so hard to get thru painful days like these. So thankful for the hope of all our loved ones coming out of their memorialtombs. God does keep them all in his memory.