Melba J. Kendall, 85, of Washington, went to her Heavenly Home surrounded by her loving family while at Daviess Community Hospital.
She was born on January 20, 1932 in Wayne, Michigan to Donald and Donna (Jones) McCain. She attended Whittier School in Veale Township. On November 29, 1950, she married the love of her life George T. Kendall. They recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. Melba was a book keeper on the family farm and she also was an insurance agent for 10 years. She was a member of Veale Creek Baptist Church. She was a 4-H leader, a member of the Cumback Homemakers Club, and the President of the Daviess County Homemakers Club, and the Order Eastern Star Washington Chapter. Melba enjoyed sewing, embroidery, reading, canning, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family.
Melba is survived by her husband George T. Kendall; sons: Don and Loretta Kendall, Joe and Cathy Kendall, Bill and Susie Kendall, and Jim and Susan Kendall; grandchildren: Dustin and Charmae Kendall, Corey and Nancy Kendall, Jody and Matt Ledgerwood, Katie Kendall, Catherine Cole, Bart Kendall, Graham and Kyle Kendall, Blair and Evan West, Megan Kendall, Brian and Ericka Kendall, Jill Kendall, Hilary and Scott Martin, Bailey Kendall; great grandchildren: Jake, Logan and Jessie Ledgerwood, Wyatt and Shane Kendall, Andrew, Audra, and Lara Kendall, Caleb, Sam, and Benjamin West, Braelyn and Austin Kendall, Cameron and Collin Kendall; step grandchildren: Dustin and Brandon Gottman, Keith and Lyndsay Lynch, Kelly and Magan Lynch; step great grandchildren: Logan and Emmitt Lynch, Maggie, Connor, Sam, Sadie, and Brennan Lynch, and Eva Gottman; and sisters Janet Burris and Mary Jo Gregory. She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter Beth Ann Kendall; and grandsons Matthew and Kyle Kendall.
The funeral service for Melba will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10am at Gill Funeral Home, 308 E. Walnut Street, Washington, IN 47501. Friends may call on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 4-8pm at the funeral home and on Saturday prior to the service from 9-10am. Interment will follow the service at Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Daviess County 4-H association. Online condolences may be made at www.gillsince1872.com.