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Marian R. Melzer

February 23, 1929 — December 11, 2021

Marian R. Melzer, 92, of Springfield, formerly of Sharpsburg, passed away at 5:49 a.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Springfield Memorial Hospital.
Marian was born February 23, 1929 in Sharpsburg, the daughter of John and Clara (Toberman) Hargis. She married Gus R. Melzer on February 27, 1949 in Hewittville. He preceded her in death on November 17, 1990.

Marian graduated from Edinburg Township High School with the Class of 1947, and went on to retire from St. Vincentís Memorial Hospital after many years of service. Marian was an avid collector of gnomes, and looked forward to feeding the squirrels and birds each and every day.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Chris Williams; and sister, Joyce Baker.

Marian is survived by her daughter, Janice (husband, Will) Payton of Springfield; grandchildren, Kitty Jo (husband, Scott) Haywood of Taylorville, Christopher John Williams of Taylorville, Jennifer (husband, Wayne) Friday of Springfield, Amanda (husband, Wes) Miller of St. Joseph, and Jason Payton of Springfield; 12 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive guests from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral ceremony at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville, with Rev. Clint Cook officiating.

Interment will follow the ceremony at Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Sharpsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33607.

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