Melba Ione Cheney
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
For online condolences, please go to www.aspenaftercare.com.
Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Melba Ione Cheney
Cheryl and Craig and families, I am so sorry to read of Melba’s passing. Jim and I always enjoyed living next door and later visiting with them. We had some good times together. It will be 1 year April 28 that Jim died so my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Jus know that they both are in God’s arms and free from pain and happy.
Sorry to hear about Melba’s passing!
So sorry for your lost. I loved taking care of her when I worked at Haven Manor. She was always so pleasant to be around. She will be missed.
Cheryl and family. You know I met Melba clear back in beauty school, a long time ago. We shared so many talks and laughs through the years. Her family was always uppermost in her life. What a wonderful person, and I am so glad I got to share so much time with her. Thinking of you all. Love.
My condolences to your family. Melba was a special friend as we taught Complete Life Classes at Christ’s Place years ago. I loved her humor, gentleness and considered her a mentor.
So sorry to hear about your Moms passing.