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Melba Sitlington, 66, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2004, at her home, surrounded by her family. Friends and family are invited to celebrate her life at a Memorial Service to be held at the Metropolitan Community Church, 3801 Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO, Saturday, October 23, 2004, at 2 p.m. She is survived by her partner of 20 years, Leslie Holmes. Together they raised two wonderful daughters, Timothy EverLes and Skyelore Holmes. She is also survived by her sisters, Louise Boggs, Caroline Boggs, Nancy Moulton, and many nieces, nephews, as well as grandnieces and grandnephews. Melba began her life in Capitan, NM, July 26, 1938, and grew up in Arkansas. She moved to Kansas City in the 1950s. She spent 16 years in Knoxville, MO, returning to Kansas City, MO, in 2002. She loved softball and fishing. She had a strong passion for women’s rights and the equality of women and had a strong sense of fair play. She worked hard throughout her life and set high standards for herself. She fought for life for the 11/2 years she battled cancer. The family appreciates the help given them by Cancer Action, the Crossroads Hospice staff and all those who helped care for her during her illness. In lieu of flowers, send donations to the American Cancer Society, 1100 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO, or Wayside Waifs, 3901 Martha Truman Rd., Kansas City, MO. She will be greatly missed by her friends, family and colleagues
Sandra Ross, Germany says
Greatly shocked I learned today (Dec 6, 2007) that Melba passed away. I always meant to renew my contact to her but somehow never did. Now I?m sitting here crying for her. She will be remembered by me as a faithfull and honest friend, goodhumoured and warmhearted. My heart goes out to her family.