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Jean Charlene (Fry) Melton

January 12, 1941 February 28, 2018
Jean Charlene (Fry) Melton
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Obituary for Jean Charlene (Fry) Melton

Winnebago – Jean Charlene (Fry) Melton, 77, of Winnebago, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. Born January 12, 1941 in Rockford, the daughter of Emmanuel Marshall and Lucille Winifred (Reber) Fry. Graduated from Winnebago High school in 1959. Jean married Charles Ray Melton on February 12, 1984 in Winnebago. She was accountant, comptroller and chief financial officer for Wyman Furniture, Midwest Scale, John Fridh & Sons, and Ello Furniture all in Rockford. After retiring she continued working in accounting for Kirby Cable Service Inc. in Pecatonica and Rockford Segmented Hex Inc. in Durand. She was the treasurer of the Winnebago Highlands Condo Association. Jean loved baking and doing things for family and friends who she dearly loved. She had been an active scout leader as her son Ryan progressed from a Tiger Scout to an Eagle Scout and enjoyed Ryan’s many band programs including a trip to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. And she loved her cats George, Casper and Kerri.

Jean is survived by her children, Michael (Dawn Stockdale) Saylor of Durand, Teresa (Dan Rinehart) Enna of Rockford, Ryan Melton of Winnebago; grandchildren, Samantha Enna and Alexia Sockwell of Rockford; sisters, Janis Kampmeier of Pearl City, Sue (Lynn) Jansen of Winnebago; sisters-in-law, Bette (Fry) Dunbar of Rockford, Esther Fry of Lena, Marguerite (Fry) Johnson of Dakota; aunt, Elise Fry of Mt. Morris; many nephews, nieces and cousins.

Jean is predeceased by her husband Charles Melton on May 13, 1997; parents; brothers, Norman Fry, Roy Fry, Harlan Fry; stepson, Rev. Jeffrey Melton.

Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago with nephew, Pastor Ron Fry officiating. Interment at Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery near Pecatonica. Visitation 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established. For an online obituary and tributes go to www.genandtfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Tuesday

6

Mar

5:00 PM 3/6/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/6/2018 7:00:00 PM
Genandt Funeral Home

602 N. Elida St.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Genandt Funeral Home
602 N. Elida St. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

7

Mar

11:00 AM 3/7/2018 11:00:00 AM
Genandt Funeral Home

602 N. Elida St.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Genandt Funeral Home
602 N. Elida St. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place

184 S. Pecatonica Rd.
Pecatonica, IL 61063

184 S. Pecatonica Rd. Pecatonica 61063 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established.

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