Frances Melton

East Alton |

Frances D. Melton, 76, passed away at 2:25 pm on Sunday, December 19, 2021, at Christian Hospital Northeast. 

She was born on March 3, 1945, in Alton, IL, the daughter of Howard and Virginia (Hunt) Couch. She married Charles E. Melton on June 23, 1963, in Alton and he preceded her in death on July 4, 2016. 

Frances enjoyed playing bingo and taking care of her plants and her dog, "Buddy." She attended St. Matthew's Catholic Church. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandkids. 

Frances is survived by two sons and their wives, Timothy and Rachel Melton of Springfield, IL, Terry and Jennifer Melton of Wood River, IL; four grandchildren, KayLee Melton, Timothy Melton, Betsy Jones, and Kyle Jones; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Gary Couch, and Howard and Dixie Couch, and a sister, Ruby Enlow; and many other relatives and friends. 

In addition to her husband, Charles E. Melton; she is preceded in death by her parents. 

Visitation will be held Sunday, December 26, 2021, from 1:00 pm until the time of service at 3:00 pm at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton with Pastor Kyle Armentrout-Steward officiating. 

Per her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to 5 A's. 

Online condolences and guestbook may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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