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Joann Elaine Melton – Metz Mortuary

    Joann Elaine Melton
    Joann Elaine Melton, age 74 of York, NE died, Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Hamilton Manor in Aurora, NE. She was born June 10, 1939 at the Geneva Hospital to James and Mildred (Brower) Fisher and was baptized at the Methodist Church. She attended Geneva Public school and graduated with the Class of 1957. After graduation, she worked at Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph. She was married to Don Steider on September 28, 1958 at the Methodist Church in Geneva. To this union, one son Scott was born. Don was in the Air Force in Topeka, KS and after his discharge they moved to Lincoln, NE where he passed away on December 22, 1965. Joann and Scott then moved back to Geneva where she worked for the Soil Conservation Office.

    On May 21, 1971 she was married to Jim Melton and moved to York in 1974. To this union Doug and Kelly were born. Joann worked at Grand Central until her retirement. Joann enjoyed going to auctions and garage sales and attending her grandson’s football games.  She will fondly be remembered by her grandchildren as “Grandma Jo.”

    She is survived by her sons Scott Steider of York and Doug (Lori Harris) also of York, daughter Kelly (John Taylor) of York; grandchildren include: Lesley Robinson of Cordova, NE, Lindey Steider of McCool Juntion, NE, Lori (David) Nuss of Bellevue, NE, Brooke (Cody) Rosenbaugh of Greenleaf, KS, Austin and Isaac Melton and Presley Taylor all of York; and five great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Norma Lee Christiancy of Salina, KS and Delores Atwood of Grand Island, NE.She was preceded in death by her parents and both husbands.

    Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Metz Chapel. Visitation will be held from 1pm-9pm on Tuesday,  Wednesday from 9am – 9pm with her family greeting friends that evening from 7:00pm- 8:30pm. Memorials may be directed to her family for later designation. 

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