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Mary Lou Melton

December 17, 1939 — March 30, 2020

Mary Lou Melton passed away at home in La Vista, NE on March 30, 2020 surrounded by loved ones. She had just celebrated her 80th birthday in December.

Preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Verma Calabretto; son, Roy Peters; son in law, Greg Brouillette; grandson, Seth Witulski. Mary is survived by husband, Larry; children: Joan Brouillette, Jackie (Kevin) Heineman, Julie (Dave) Witulski, Jeanette (Phil) Kriegler and Bob (Penny) Peters; step son, Larry Melton, Jr.; daughter in law, Valerie Peters; grandchildren: Jeff, Jennifer, Melissa, Jodi, Adam, Cassandra, Bobbi and Nick; sister, Carole (Lou) Galvin; brother, Bill (Cheryl) Calabretto; many great grandchildren, extended family and friends.

Mary Lou was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She lived at St. James Orphanage for several years during her mother’s illness in her youth. She graduated from Omaha Central High School and married Richard Dean Peters in 1958. Her life revolved around her children and she was passionate about her work in the hospitality industry. She met Larry Melton Sr. during her time as club manager at the Forty & Eight and they were married September 20, 1981. She loved vegetable gardening, planting flowers and reading. She also enjoyed camping, traveling and long drives with Larry. Mary Lou was a faithful member of Discovery Presbyterian Church where she served in many capacities. She was especially dedicated to organizing the blood drives and working with the prison ministry. Most of all she cherished spending time with family and friends.



A controlled visitation, following CDC guidelines, will be held Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 5:00-8:00PM at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries L Street Chapel. Family and friends are invited to Livestream Mary Lou’s funeral online Friday at 11:00AM.

https://boxcast.tv/view/mary-lou-melton-692676

Interment: Omaha National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Discovery Presbyterian Mission Program.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, April 2, 2020

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - L Street Chapel

4712 South 82nd Street, Ralston, NE 68127

Due to Health Department restrictions on public gatherings, we will be limiting the amount of visitors in the funeral chapel at any given time. Everyone will have a chance to visit with the family. We appreciate your patience during this difficult time.

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 3, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Family and friends are invited to Livestream Mary Lou’s funeral online. https://boxcast.tv/view/mary-lou-melton-692676

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Burial

Omaha National Cemetery

14250 Schram Road, Omaha, NE 68138

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