Melba was born in Clarkton, Mo., on Sept. 7, 1930, daughter of the late Alvie Dee and Madie (Pollard) Moore. She married Robert Woods on Nov. 20, 1948, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 2005. Melba attended college to learn shorthand and she worked at Ternstedt and Pepsi Cola as a bookkeeper. She loved listening to Elvis and playing bingo. Melba was a member of Guiding Light Tabernacle. She loved her church and God and taught Sunday School for many churches. Melba was a 50-year avid antique collector with her husband.
Melba is survived by her children, Michael (Debra), David and Kimberly; grandchildren, Guy, Jeffrey (Angela); step-grandchildren, Matthew Mondeau and Jennifer (Nathan) Kellaway; great-grandson, Alec Kellaway; sisters, WilsaDee Fawks and Glenda (Bill) Atteberry; and sister-in-law, Ruth Woods. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Hurley; and brother, Dorman Moore.
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