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Melba Jean Grieder

September 10, 1938 May 27, 2018
Melba Jean Grieder
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Congerville –

Melba Jean Grieder 79, of Congerville, passed away peacefully with her loving husband by her side, at 7:18 AM on Sunday May 27th, 2018, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, Illinois.

Melba was born on September 10, 1938, in Astoria, Illinois, the daughter of Devere and Nina (Easley) Derry. She married Benjamin Grieder on November 15, 1970 in Morton, Illinois.

He survives. Also surviving are her children Julie (Mark) Chilton of Deer Creek, Don McWilliams of East Peoria, Tony (Shelley) McWilliams of Deer Creek and Rance (Brenda) Grieder of Congerville; 6 Grand-children and 8 Great Grand-children

She was preceded in death by her parents and grand-parents, Joe and Dolly Easley.

Melbas’ best friend and beloved companion was her beagle/basset hound recue dog, Waylon. Waylon was always by her side and will miss her dearly.

Melbas’ wishes were to be cremated and to not have any services, at this time. Family and friends will be invited to participate in a celebration of life, to be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made in her name to Wish Bone Canine Rescue at 2020 Bunn Street, Bloomington, Illinois 61704 or to Guiding Eyes for the Blind at 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598.

Wright and Salmon Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.


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