Melba Slaughter, 96, of Sergeant Bluff IA Formerly of Bancroft NE

Melba was born to Homer and Linda (Hilker) Powley on a farm northeast of Bancroft, Nebraska on Dec.16, 1919. She passed away May 6, 2016 at the Floyd Place in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, at the age of 96 years.

She lived most of her life in Thurston County and received her education at a country school near Pender NE through 8th grade.

On June 21, 1938 she married Alton (Buck) Slaughter. To this union four children were born; Lonnie, Patricia. Eugene and Barbara

They lived on a farm near Thurston, and later moved to the Slaughter farm northeast of Pender. In 1943 they moved to a farm east of Rosalie and lived there until Buck died in 1988. Later that year Melba moved to Lyons, until May of 2015, when she moved to the Floyd Place in Sergeant Bluff.

Melba has been a member of the United Methodist Church in Rosalie for 73 years. She also enjoyed many years as a member of the Parks Project Club.

Melba was proud of, and enjoyed, all of her children and grandchildren. She especially liked to follow them in all of their sports and other activities. She loved to cook and bake pies; she looked forward to her daily newspaper, and working the crossword puzzle

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Alton; son, Eugene Slaughter; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Paul Brewer; grandchildren, Scott Slaughter and Sherry Slaughter; four sisters; three brothers.

Melba is survived by her son, Lonnie (Carol) Slaughter of Sergeant Bluff; daughter, Patricia (Roger) Andersen of Lyons; daughter-in-law, Sharon Slaughter of Lyons; 12 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; sister-in-law Mary Lee Slaughter.

Visitation is Sun., May 8th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Lyons with family receiving friends.

The Funeral Service is Mon., May 9th at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Rosalie.

Burial is in the Lyons Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the family for designation at a later time.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Melba Slaughter

Melba Slaughter

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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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