Betty June Mellott

Betty June Mellott

Betty June Mellott, 90, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 8:20 pm September 6, 2021 at Imboden Creek Living Center in Decatur, Illinois.

She was born February 8, 1931 in Jefferson County, Illinois to the late Arthur and Lillian (Williams) Keele. Betty married Robert “Bob” Mellott on August 20, 1949 in Jefferson County. They were blessed with sixty-two years of marriage before he preceded her in death on December 30, 2011. Betty is survived by her son, Les Mellott and wife, Jina of Mount Vernon, Illinois; daughters, Jeannie Backes and husband, Keith of Mount Zion, Illinois, Rhenda Price and husband, John of Mount Vernon, Illinois; grandchildren, Logan Mellott and Kelly, Lindsay Mellott St Cin and Mike, Jon Backes and Mindy, Jordan Backes and Kristy, Saige Price, Michelle Flota, Jessica Flota; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by her brother, Inard Keele. Mrs. Mellott attended New Hope Baptist Church and will be greatly missed.

A Graveside Service will be held Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm at New Shiloh Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Pastor Rodney Mellott officiating. Interment will follow. Memorials may be made in Betty’s honor to WWJD Ministries.Call Newell Funeral Home at 618-246-0100 or visit newellfuneralhome.com for further information.

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Little River Band @ River City Casino

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Shooting Star @ River City Casino

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