|Birth: ||Apr. 10, 1905|
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 2003|
Lois Eva Melching, 98, Kansas City, MO, passed away October 21, 2003, surrounded by the love of her family and friends. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, and funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, with burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. The family will welcome friends at the home of her son following the services.
Lois was born April 10, 1905, in Bosworth, MO, she moved to Kansas City, MO, as a girl and later met and married Orie V. Melching, a Kansas City attorney, Lois and Orie had two children, Don and Wanda. Lois was a devoted mother and grandmother and also worked as a nurse for many years. In her later years she filled her days creating innumerable handmade works of arts and crafts for family, friends, and charities.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Orie V. Melching, and her brother, Chester Hanavan.
She is survived by her son, Don A. Melching and his wife Diana, of Kansas City; daughter, Wanda A. Panettiere and her husband John of Montgomery, AL; grandchildren, Anthony Melching, Vicki McDonald, Michael Melching, Brenda Holler, Andrew Panettiere, Brian Panettiere, and Christopher Panettiere; she also leaves 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She enjoyed many close friends throughout her life, most of whom preceded her in death, Lois celebrated her long life by making many new friends in recent years.
(Arr. D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, 816-353-1218)
Thomas Hathaway Hanavan (1878 - 1945)
Martha Roberta Hickerson Hanavan (1879 - 1933)
Orie V. Melching (1900 - 1964)*
Chester Allen Hanavan (1901 - 1967)*
Lois Eva Hanavan Melching (1905 - 2003)
Hugh Lynn Hanavan (1906 - 1954)*
Marguerite Hanavan (1910 - 1916)*
Dale N. Hanavan (1916 - 1970)*
Floral Hills Cemetery
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Originally Created by: JHarrison
Record added: Sep 22, 2010
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