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Melba J. Sizemore

July 10, 1945 July 22, 2019
Melba J. Sizemore
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Melba J. Sizemore, 74, of West Salem, Illinois, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville, Indiana surrounded by her family.  She was born on July 10, 1945 in Edwards County, Illinois, the daughter of Floyd and Clara (Bushers) Vickers.  She married Jerry L. Sizemore on September 5, 1981 at Mesa Lake and he preceded her in death on Monday, July 1, 2013. Melba loved her family and grandchildren.  She was a very hard worker and loved working as a supervisor for Champion Laboratories in West Salem for over forty-six years where she made many friendships.  Melba was the happiest when she was spending time with family at Mesa Lake.  She will be deeply missed by her family and all who knew her. Melba will be remembered by her four sons, Rickie (Patti) Skees of Bone Gap; Robert (Debbie) Skees of Peoria, Ariz., Ryan (Linda) Skees of Mount Carmel and Tim (Nona) Sizemore of Perkins, OK; two daughters, Tina (Ron) Pressley of Newburgh, IN and Susan Knowles of Mount Carmel; grandchildren, Josh Garman, Jacob Garman, Zachary (Bridgette) Skees, Taylor (Brandon) Crawford, Kylee Skees, Kara (Kyle) Boozer, Ciara (Matt) Orr, Jordan (Bailey) Cox, Bonnie Cox, Shelby Skees, Niki Knowles, Melinda Knowles, Danielle (James) Gosnell, Sara (Toby) Robison and Shnine Knowles; twelve great grandchildren; sisters, Floydene Gentz of West Salem and Louise Stilley of De Motte, IN; several nieces and nephews; and close friend, Cheryl Mitchell. Melba was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerry Sizemore; and infant brother. Family and friends are invited to gather for a Visitation from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 25, 2019 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 26, 2019 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Lawrenceville City Cemetery where Melba will be laid to rest next to her husband, Jerry Sizemore. Memorial contributions may be made in Melba’s memory to St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, Tenn., 38101.  Envelopes will be at the funeral home or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863. Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements.  To view Melba’s tribute wall, purchase flowers and leave condolences for the Sizemore family, please visit www.keepesfuneralhome.com

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Visitation

Thursday

25

Jul

6:00 PM 7/25/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/25/2019 8:00:00 PM
Keepes Funeral Home

1500 N. Cherry
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Keepes Funeral Home
1500 N. Cherry Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

26

Jul

10:00 AM 7/26/2019 10:00:00 AM
Keepes Funeral Home

1500 N. Cherry
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Keepes Funeral Home
1500 N. Cherry Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Lawrenceville City Cemetery Final Resting Place

300 18th Street
Lawrenceville, IL 62439

300 18th Street Lawrenceville 62439 IL
United States
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