We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell

Melba Fulford

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 27, 2013 for 97 year old Melba Fulford of Chester, IL who died Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Sparta Community Hospital.

Melba was born December 27, 1915 in Mt. Carmel, IL, the daughter of John and Mabel (Stine) Hedrick. She married Clifford Fulford on August 24, 1940 in St. Louis, MO and he preceded her in death on May 5, 1974.

Survivors include two daughters, Marcia Ellison of Benton, IL and Andrea Costilow of Chester, IL. One sister, Jacqueline Khattar of Beirut, Lebanon. Five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren along with nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother and one son-in-law.

Visitation will be after 9am Friday, December 27, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Chester, IL.

A Memorial Service for 97 year old Melba Fulford will be held at 11am Friday, December 27, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Chester, IL with Rev. Edwin Reuter officiating.

Burial will be private.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

The Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home of Chester, IL is in charge of arrangements.