Kenneth Melton

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Kenneth “Kenny” Charles Melton, 72, of Lebanon, IL, born November 23, 1951, in Pevely, MO, died Sunday, April 21, 2024, at his residence.

Kenny attended St. Mary’s Grade School and was a 1970 graduate of Belleville Township High School West. He worked as a supervisor at Georgia Pacific in Mount Olive, IL, for 48 years before his retirement. Kenny was an avid golfer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Ray and Beulah Mae, nee Hargan, Melton; a sister, Barbara (Bill) Lepine; three brothers, Dolan (Kathy) Melton, Paul David Melton, and Norman Melton; and two sisters-in-law, Nancy Barberis and Jennie Melton.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Jane Mae, nee Walsh, Melton, whom he married on August 10, 1973; seven brothers and sisters, Clarence Melton, Mary (Farrell) Caesar, Odis (Mary Ann) Melton, Richard Melton, Rita (Mary Zellerman) Pannier, Joseph (Lisa) Melton, and Tonya Dehn; a brother-in-law, Ronald Barberis; a sister-in-law, Kim Lougeay; three Goddaughters, Vanessa (D.J.) Malecki, Jackie (Chris) Ditty, and Keri (Damien) Edgington; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, and great-great-nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Clare Catholic Church or to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2024, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2024, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Deacon Daniel Kimutis officiating.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


7 Comments on Kenneth Melton

Joan Kistner Dohle said : Guest Report Apr 27, 2024 at 8:46 PM

My deepest sympathy! You are all in my thoughts and prayers

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Greg Maths said : Guest Report Apr 26, 2024 at 3:04 PM

RIP my good friend.

  • Lebanon
  • Illinois
Greg Mathis said : Guest Report Apr 26, 2024 at 3:01 PM

Condolences to everyone. So sad that this wonderful man is gone. He was a great friend and golfing partner at Grand Marias. RIP Kenny, Greg

  • Lebanon
  • Illinois
Bob Dinteelmann said : Guest Report Apr 26, 2024 at 10:44 AM

My sympathy to Joe and Lisa and to all the family. You are in my prayers..

  • Belleville
  • Il
Teri Mantle said : Guest Report Apr 23, 2024 at 5:34 AM

Janie and all the Melton's, I am so sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. My heart breaks for you, Janie. Kenny was a wonderful guy and he loved you dearly. Memories have come flooding back of the good times we all had together. I pray for peace and strength for Janie and all the family. Kenny will be so missed! Sending my love, Teri

  • Hot Springs Village
  • AR
Kathryn Zaring said : Guest Report Apr 22, 2024 at 10:09 PM

Dear Jane, and Melton Families: Please accept my deepest sympathies for the passing of your beloved Kenny. I know he will truly be missed by all. Jane, I pray to God, that he gives you strength and peace in days to come. Love, Kathy Zaring

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Denice M Johnson (Loeser) said : Guest Report Apr 22, 2024 at 7:36 PM

I'm sorry for your loss Odis. Prayers for your family.

  • Hoffman
  • IL

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