Melba M. Kellermann, age 80, of Carlyle, passed away Sunday, January 18 at Carlyle Nursing Home. Funeral services for 80 year old Melba M. Kellermann will be held Friday, January 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Carlyle. Burial will be in Carlyle Township Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Memorials are suggested to Messiah Lutheran Church or Carlyle Township Cemetery.
Melba Kellermann was born on October 19, 1934, in Hoffman, Illinois, a daughter of Rudolph and Esther (Kroeger) Michael. She married Irvin Spray on November 6, 1954, and he passed away on August 7, 1955. She married Eugene Kellermann on February 17, 1957, in New Minden, Illinois and he preceded her in death on May 7, 2006.
Melba is survived by her sons – Michael Kellermann and wife Deborah of Carlyle, and Rodney Kellermann and wife Barbara Jean of Patoka; a daughter-in-law – Kathy Kellermann of Woodlawn; her grandchildren – Joshua, Jessica, Justin, Wyatt, and Makenzie Kellermann; step grandchildren – Samantha and Thomas Howard, and Lida, Karen, Rhonda, and Jeffrey Hart; 2 great grandchildren – Makya and Rylie; and a step great grandchild – Dakota Williams. Also surviving are her sisters – Anita Criley of Centralia, and Imogene Koelling of Hoyleton; and a brother – Ralph Michael of Hoyleton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, a son – Kevin Kellermann, 2 grandchildren – Grant Kellermann and Gilbert “Buddy” Howard, and a brother – Dwight Michael.
Melba was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Carlyle, where she was also active with the Ladies Aid. She was a homemaker and also did bookwork for her husband’s business, Gene’s Appliance Store. Melba enjoyed quilting and embroidery, was a diehard Cardinals fan, and loved spending time with her family.
Zieren Day Funeral Home
1111 Clinton Street
Carlyle, Il 62231