Melba Pearl Halsey, 92, Independence, Mo., passed away Monday, March 26, 2012.

Melba Pearl Halsey, 92, Independence, Mo., passed away Monday, March 26, 2012.

Melba wrote her own obituary, so the following are her words: “My parents were Richard and Lena (Dierking) Evert. I have two sisters and a brother who preceded me in death: They are Freda White, Amelia Borchers and Norbin Evert. I was a member of the United Church of Christ in Independence. I have two children and four grandchildren. They are Kay Cullen and Randy Halsey and their children Kyle Cullen, Matt Cullen, Allen Halsey and Nicole Hover. I was married to C.K. Halsey on Nov. 3rd, 1939.”

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 727 N. Main, Independence, MO 64050, preceded by a visitation beginning at 9 a.m. Committal services will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Bethel Cemetery, Concordia, Mo.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the church or the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.speakschapel.com.

Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, MO 64055, 816-373-3600.

 

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