October 29, 2020
Melba June Lynch, the daughter of Willis and Dorothy (Ferebee) Brown, was born on April 15, 1923, in Guide Rock, Nebraska. She died Oct. 23, 2020, at Hebron at the age of 97 years, 6 months and 8 days.
Melba graduated from Nelson High School with the Class of 1941. During her senior year of high school, she took training to be a telephone operator. She attended commercial school to teach and was the bookkeeper for Storecraft Manufacturing Co. in Beatrice.
On March 19, 1946, she was united in marriage to Bill Lynch at Mankato, Kan. To this union was born two sons, James and Jerry. Together they raised their family on the farm west of Nora, Neb. She was a member of the Nora Methodist Church until its closing and was currently a member of the Superior United Methodist Church. Melba was a member of the Rebecca Lodge, the Deshler Town and Country Porcelain Guild, the Nora Women's Club, VFW Auxiliary and was the organist for the Nora and Superior Methodist churches. Melba enjoyed playing the piano, painting, reading, quilting and cooking. She especially enjoyed her time with her grandchildren. She will be remembered for "Coffee Time" at Nora held every day at 10 a.m. with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; sister, Diane Collins; and brother, Stephen Brown.
Melba is survived by her sons, Jim and Jerry of Nora; five grandchildren, Taylor Lynch (Jamie), Lakin Bohac (Delayne), Jesse Lynch, Brendt Lynch and Brandon Lynch (Tanya); seven great-grandchildren, Miranda Lynch, Gavin Lynch, Kamryn Lynch, Tatum Lynch, Hattie Bohac, Jace Lynch and Cannon Lynch; her siblings, Rhea Thomsen of Superior, and Jo Kubicek (Gary) of Oak; along with a host of other relatives and friends.
Her funeral will be held at 2 p.m., today (Thursday, Oct. 29), from Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m., at the Nora Cemetery in Nora, with Pastor Dorthea Fairbanks officiating at both services.
Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Pallbearers will be Taylor Lynch, Brendt Lynch, Brandon Lynch, Jesse Lynch, Cannon Lynch and Gavin Lynch. Honorary pallbearers will be Lakin Bohac, Kamryn Lynch, Miranda Lynch, Tatum Lynch, Hattie Bohac and Jace Lynch.
Memorials may be given in care of the family to be designated later.
Condolences may be sent to Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N Commercial, Superior, Neb. 68978 or in care of http://www.pricefuneralhomes.com.
Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior is in charge of the arrangements.