Violet grew up on Little Creek Road near Mountain Grove and graduated from Mountain Grove High School in 1944. She was saved at an early age at Union Chapel Church. Violet worked in the Pentagon during World War II.
She met W.A. “Bill” Melton in January of 1948. They were united in marriage on May 29, 1948. Six children were born to this union. They lived on Little Creek Road until October of 1953 and moved to a farm on what is now AD Highway in Douglas County, Missouri.
There they farmed together until April 26, 1993, when Bill passed away.
Violet was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She loved her family dearly. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Besides her parents and husband, Violet was preceded in death by one son, Dallas Melton; one grandson; two sisters, Virginia Queen and Vonna Booth; and one brother, Arthur Plunk.
She is survived by four sons, David Melton and wife Becky, Dale Melton and wife Dorilea, Danny Melton and wife Angel, and Darrell Melton and wife Jackie; one daughter, LaDora Pounds and husband David; two sisters, Vivian Wason and Veneitta Ragain and husband Milburn; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Phillips and Zula Plunk; one brother-in-law, Gene Melton and wife Carolyn; eleven grandchildren, Billy Lee Melton, Brandi Melton, David Bryan Melton, Doug Melton, Crystal Melton, Sherman Melton, Allen Melton, Nathan Melton, Shilah Melvin, Danielle Melton, and Jerod Pounds; 20 great-grandchildren, Dakota, Kaylee, Breanne, Michael, Marli, Haydn, Hunter, Madison, Steele, Gracelynn, Jillian, Gus, Amanda, Chandler, Cameron, Isam, Bodee, Jacob, Jailynn, and Mikailynn; and one great-great-grandchild, Declen.
Funeral services were Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Ronald Turner conducted the service. Special songs were “Remember When,” “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art,” “I’ll Fly Away,” and “Angel.” Serving as casket bearers were grandchildren Billy Lee Melton, Brandi Melton, David Bryan Melton, Doug Melton, Crystal Melton, Sherman Melton, Allen Melton, Nathan Melton, Shilah Melvin, Danielle Melton, and Jerod Pounds. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery of Mountain Grove under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wright County Children’s Home or Hospice Compassus in c/o the funeral home.