Melba Mayfield

Melba Mayfield
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Melba P. Mayfield, nee Pettitt, 93, of Freeburg, IL, born June 2, 1922, in Wichita Falls, TX, died Friday, February 26, 2016, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

Mrs. Mayfield was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Eugene Mayfield, whom she married on April 3, 1941, and who died on November 18, 2011; a daughter, Peggy (David) Scheid; a granddaughter, Heather Recker; a grandson, Robert Louis Chaves; her parents, John Frank Sr. and Bertha Mae, nee Williams, Pettitt; a brother, John Frank Pettitt Jr.; and a sister, Janice Mae Pettitt Reeves.

Surviving are three daughters and a son, Betty (Paul) Harball of Estes Park, CO,
Marie (Larry) Harmon of Grant, AL,
Raymond (Sheryl) Mayfield of Ocean Springs, MS,
and Kate (Kim) Mayfield of Weaverville, NC;
numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren;
a brother, Carl (Sandra) Pettitt of Tavares, FL;
a sister-in-law, June McKee of Tuscumbia, AL;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, February 29, 2016, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, February 29, 2016, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. Earl Crecelius officiating.  Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.

Condolences Left For Melba Mayfield

Grandmother was a strong ,smart, opinionated and very caring heart of her family. A family I married into and am now blessed to call my own. I have many treasured memories especially from her home down at the lake where she always welcomed us. She told many wonderful stories. She will be deeply missed.

Julie Chaney, Highlands Ranch, Co, 80129


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