of Worthington, Minnesota formerly of Fenton
5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Monday at United Methodist Church - Fenton
United Methodist Church
10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Pastor Judy DePue - Officiating
Fenton Methodist Cemetery
Ardis M. Melton was born on June 21, 1922, in Palo, Iowa, the daughter of Loyal and Neta Melton. She departed this life on October 2, 2015, at the age of 93 years and 4 months.
Ardis attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette, where she majored in music. Music brought Warren L. Jones into her life, and they were married on June 1, 1944. They were blessed to be able to spend 71 years together. Later in their teaching careers, Ardis and Warren taught 17 years at Sentral of Fenton schools in the vocal and band departments. Ardis also gave private piano lessons to many children in the area. She was a long time member of the United Methodist Church in Fenton, where she directed the church choir for many years and was active in the Women's Society. She was Fenton Community Choir Director for 16 years. Ardis was a 50-year-member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Delta Kappa International Society, Beta Omieron Chapter in Algona and the Federated Women's Club.
Following retirement, Ardis and Warren spent 23 winters in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Ardis organized and directed a fine church choir in the Bit-O-Heaven RV park where they resided. For recreation they enjoyed square- and round-dancing.
Her parents, brother Max Melton and her sister Rita Reynolds preceded her in death.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband Warren of Worthington, Minnesota; daughter, Jacquelyn Weiskircher (Stephen) of Worthington, Minnesota; son Gregory (Nancy) Jones of Omaha, Nebraska; granddaughter, Dana (Jason) Schamberger of Leawood, Kansas; granddaughter Cassie Jones of Omaha; and great-grandchildren Ty and Lydia Schamberger. She is also survived by four nieces and nephews, as well as many friends.
In lieu of flowers, family prefers memorial to Fenton United Methodist Church. www.henryolsonfuneral.com