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Cordella "Della" (Maynard) & Curtis H Melton
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Hillside Cemetery
Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma

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Obit for Cordella posted by Jo Aguirre

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Memorial services for Mrs. Melton, 101, of Purcell, were held at Purcell First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bryan Gilbert officiating. (Wilson-Little Funeral Home, Purcell.)

Born the 6th of 9 children of Jacob Burse Maynard and Martha Louisa (Cassell) Maynard, the family moved to OK when she was 1 year old. She grew up on a farm west of Purcell, attending and teaching in the Washington Schools after graduating. On Oct. 12, 1933, she married Curtis Melton in Blanchard, OK. Making their home in Purcell, they raised their 2 children, as Della became dedicated to teaching, homemaking, and active in her church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis; her parents; her siblings, Annie, Louis, Lindsey, Johney, Allen and Bill Maynard, Maybelle Dockery, Jane Collins, and son-in-law, Jack Hays.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna Hays; son, Larry Melton; 8 grandchildren, Lisa Howard, Clint, Kirby and Kirk Hays, Julie Clifford, Luann Gilbert, Kent and Mark Melton; 16 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Nadine Maynard

American Cancer Society or the First Baptist Church of Purcell.

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