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Melba Lorraine Hull

August 9, 1935 April 13, 2023
Melba Lorraine Hull
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Melba Lorraine Hull, age 87, was carried into her heavenly home on the morning of April 13, 2023. Melba was born to Noble Sylvester Wright and Goldie Maye (Feezell) Wright on August 9, 1935, in Dade County, Missouri. She was raised in Fort Scott, Kansas and graduated from Fort Scott Christian Heights. At a camp meeting in Fort Scott, Kansas she met and later married the love of her life, Paul Russel Hull on April 4, 1959, and they settled in Overland Park, Kansas.

Melba worked at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kansas and Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas as an X-Ray Technician. They had two daughters, Marcia and Casandra, that she was proud to say she “hand-picked”. Melba accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior at a young age. She lived for Him her whole life and shared Him with everyone as she had an opportunity. She loved caring for her family and making her home a welcome place. Melba was an amazing hostess and loved to cook for and serve her friends and family. Her home was often full of people from church, family, and friends, all sharing in the blessing of her kindness. If anyone needed a place to stay, a warm meal, babysitting, or a listening ear, she met the need. Church was always a highlight in her life. Her life’s calling was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Melba seemed most happy with a child on her knee or a fishing rod in her hand baiting a hook for a child. One of the other areas of her life that was clearly her passion was sewing. She enjoyed taking on big sewing projects, providing dresses for choirs, dramas, and weddings. Crocheting was another one of her favorite hobbies. Countless friends have received handmade gifts from her. Her fudge is legendary; if you know, you know. She was also known for her famous cinnamon rolls, and was requested to make them for years for the Infectious Disease Department at K.U. Medical Center. Melba loved to serve others, always. She was selfless to her friends and family.

She is survived by Marcia Palmer-Hull (Valerie) of Bradenton, Florida; Casandra Hershberger (Wes), of Spokane, Washington; her grandchildren; Lauren Morris (Nic) of Spokane Valley, Washington; Caleb Hershberger (Brittany) of Yakima, Washington; Britten Hershberger (Lainie) of West Richland, Washington; Taylor Hershberger of Spokane, Washington; and her 7 great grandchildren Knox, Landon, Wesley, Maverick, Kinsley, Bowie, and Ada Lorraine (her namesake). There are many children Melba counted as her grandchildren, but the following should be counted as honorary grandchildren: Mesgana Aria, Senait Araia, Neftalem Araia, Camryn Kimani, and Cody Mueller.

Also surviving are two brothers, Gary Wayne Wright (Alma Jean) of Gardner, Kansas, and Lawrence Nathan Wright (Renee) of Overland Park; and two sisters; Betty Joyce Kelso (Steve) of Ft. Scott, Kansas; and Dorothy Ann Reynolds (David) of Glendive, Montana.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Russell Hull, her parents, Noble Sylvester, and Goldie Maye Wright; three sisters, Kathryn “Kathy” Irene Harms, Charlotte Ruth Eichelberger, and Freda Maye Russell, four brothers, James Kenton Wright, Jerry Keith Wright, Noble Leon Wright, and Kenneth Dale Wright.

Memorial service will be held at 10:00 am., Monday, April 24th at Grandview Nazarene Church. 500 N. Elm St. Grandview, WA 98930. Internment will follow at a later date in Fort Scott, Kansas.

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10:00 AM 4/24/2023 10:00:00 AM
Grandview Nazarene Church

500 N Elm St
Grandview, WA 98930

Grandview Nazarene Church
500 N Elm St Grandview 98930 WA
United States

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