Dale Mellies 1934-2018
Dale Henry Mellies, 84, of Holton, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Medicalodges Jackson County.
He was born May 24, 1934 in Morganville, KS, the son of John Carl and Nettie (Liby) Mellies.
Dale graduated from Holton High School. He proudly served in the United States Army Reserve for 12 years and was a former member of the Rolling W in Holton.
Dale sold and shipped produce for Gamble Robinson in Topeka, was a farmer in Circleville, worked for Quality Oil and was a road grader for Jackson County. Dale later retired from KPL as a meter reader.
He married Bette A. Frost on Dec. 4, 1954, in Hill City. She preceded him in death on Jan. 9, 1993. He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Brenda Twombly in 1999 and Sue Claycamp in 2006; a son, Larry Mellies, in 2003; two great-grandchildren, Emma Plankinton and Justin Foote Jr.; two sisters, Delyte Moran and Mandy Lee Clark; and two brothers, Ralph and Lee Mellies.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Savage of Mayetta; a sister, Donna Welborn; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 4 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial followed in Circleville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Medicalodges Jackson County, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com