Alberta (Huchteman) Melton

May 21, 2019

Alberta (Huchteman) Melton, of Aldrich, Missouri, departed this life on Monday, May 13, 2019, at the Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility in Bolivar, Missouri, at the age of 91.
She was born on September 1, 1927 in Yukon, Oklahoma, to Albert and Olive (Halbert) Huchteman. At the age of five, Alberta and her family moved to the Dadeville area due to the Dust Bowl. She graduated from Dadeville High School in 1946. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dadeville.

Alberta was united in marriage to Troy Wayne Melton on June 24, 1949. She was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed working on the farm. Alberta loved to bake pies and cook for her family. For many years she baled all the hay on the family farm. She took great pride in her vegetable and flower gardens, and it was a restful place for her. Alberta loved to share her plants she raised with others.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Albert and Olive Huchteman; her husband, Wayne Melton; one brother, Wilbur “Bill” Huchteman; and two sisters, Iola Toler and Jeanne Yeager.

Survivors include her daughter, Vicki Straszweski and her husband, Larry, of Georgia, and grandchildren, Blake Dill and his wife, Tonya, of South Carolina, and great-grandchildren, Harrison, Zella and Aiden Dill; her daughter, Cathy J. Clift of Aldrich, Missouri, and grandchildren, Jon Clift and his girlfriend, Nancy, of Florida, Scott Clift and his wife, Kendra, of Dadeville, Misspuri, and Jared Clift and his wife Ashley, of Dadeville, Missouri, and great-grandchildren, Miranda, Olivia, and Jack Clift, Briar Clift, and Coralee Clift; her son, David Wayne Melton and his wife, Ronda, of Aldrich, Missouri, and grandchildren, Sonja Keathley and her husband, Matthew, of Dadeville, Missouri and Alyssa White and her husband, A.J., of Greenfield, Missouri, and great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Marcus, Landon, and Brayden Keathley and Sadie White; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 16, 2019, in the First Baptist Church of Dadeville. Burial followed in the Dadeville Masonic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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