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Marjorie Lee Melvin

Alton | Sunday, March 22 2015

Marjorie Lee Melvin, 89, passed away 10:50 a.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Rosewood Care Center of Alton.

Born in Seminole, OK on August 29, 1925, she was the daughter of Walter John and Ethel (Benitt) Ellis.

She had worked in the empty shell division of the Olin Corporation for 54 years before retiring in 2011.

She is survived by a son Greg (Cheryl) Melvin of Werner, OK; daughter Nancy (Malcolm) Russell of Wood River; five grandchildren, Stephanie Orlandini, John Russell, Greg, Joshua and Jeremiah Melvin; four great grandchildren, Morgan, Tyler, Mallory and Ryan Orlandini; two great-great grandchildren, Keegan and Ryker Slone; and a half-brother, Wayne Ayres of Fayetteville, AR.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River.  Rev. Rob Kirbach will officiate.

Burial will follow in Wanda Cemetery in South Roxana.

Memorials may be made to the 1st Baptist Church in Wood River.


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