Melba Ione Cheney (Banks) was born February 12, 1927 to Margaret (McHale) and Ora Banks of Bladen, Nebraska. She went to be with Jesus on April 8, 2018. Melba was a country school teacher, retired from American Stores and then retired again from JCM Electric where she worked for many years.
Melba was married to her husband Bob for 69 years. She is survived by her daughter Cheryl Martin & husband Mick, son Craig Cheney and wife Ruth, grandchildren Jeff Martin & wife Teri, Jennifer Bartling & husband Kris, Rita Martin , Daniel Martin, Dawn Leavitt and husband Steve, Justin Cheney and Daniel Cheney; great -grandchildren, Dillon, Seth, Tyler & Stephanie Martin, Allissa, Kallie and Mattison Bartling, Aries Leavitt, Owen and Willa Cheney; great-great grandsons Hayden Bartling and baby boy on the way and many nieces and nephews.
No viewing. No visitation. Private family service. Also a private graveside at Lincoln Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the People’s City Mission. https://www.classy.org/give/74615/#!/donation/checkout
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