METROPOLIS - Melva Lee Wilson, 86, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2010, in Southgate Health Care Center in Metropolis.

She was born May 27, 1924 in Metropolis, to Ado and Bertha (Sexton) Buster. She owned and operated Melva's Restaurant and worked for 16 years as a cook for Krypton House until she retired in 2000.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2010, in Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home, with Minister Mike Shank officiating Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery in Metropolis.

She is survived by her two daughters, Diane Cohoon of Metropolis and Bobbie Ann Wrinkle and husband, David; and two granddaughters, Stephanie Ann Holland and Stacey Emilie Martin and husband, John.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Gerald buster and son-in-law, Randy Cohoon. She was a member of Metropolis Highway 45 Church of Christ, where the members were her extended family. Melba was known for her kindness and her passion for fostering the good attributes in people she lived and worked with.

For those who wish to make a donation in lieu of flowers, please make it to Metropolis Church of Christ, P.O. Box 28, Metropolis, IL 62960.

Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2010, at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home.

Pall bearers will be Lewis Beans, Tommy Thompson, Sean Roberts, Johnny Haverkamp, Delbert Sullivan and Galen Shelton.

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