Melba Lou Sharrock, age 76, of Patton, Missouri passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau Missouri.
She was born at home, the tenth child of thirteen on November 2, 1941 at Marquand, Missouri; daughter of James and Lula Shrum Mills. She and Donald Ray Sharrock were united in marriage on July 12, 1958. He survives on the farm in their home community in Patton, MO.
In 1970 they moved to Scott City where they raised two children, Rocky (Connie) Sharrock and Dr. Teena Lou Sharrock MD. Both of Scott City, MO. They have one grandson Donald “DJ” Joseph Sharrock of Rolla, MO.
Melba was always active in church and was known for her talent of playing piano and singing. In her early years she sang with her siblings in a quartet. She held several jobs, but was mostly proud of her ownership of two restaurants. Melba was well known for her laugh and sense of humor, cooking and pies, flowers and gardening, and caretaking of others. She was a friend to many that knew her and will be missed dearly.
Survivors include three sisters Metta Matthews of Jackson MO., Helen Griffin Bramer of Fredericktown, MO., Mavis (Clyde) Revelle of Patton, MO.; five brothers James (Nina) Mills and Ray “Frog” (Clara) Mills both of Fredericktown, MO., Jesse (Wilma) Mills, Ronnie (Bonnie) Mills, and Melvin (Carolyn) Mills all of Marquand, MO.; nieces, nephews, and friends too numerous to count.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers Julius, Hubert, Charles, and Donald Gene; two dear brother in-laws Harold “Bud’ Sharrock and Sammie Sharrock.
Friends may call at Liley Funeral Home in Patton, Missouri; on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the funeral home, with Rev. Ray “Frog” Mills and Rev. Kevin Mills officiating. Interment will take place in the Patton Cemetery in Patton, Missouri.