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Ellen Pierce Mellon

May 29, 1920 — August 26, 2007

Ellen Clift Pierce Mellon, 87, a long-time resident of Fredonia, Kansas, died Sunday, August 26, 2007 at the Wilson County Hospital in Neodesha, Kansas. She was born May 29, 1920, the daughter of George and Sarah (Wardel) Clift. She was a homemaker. In February of 1946 in Baltimore, Maryland, she married Lon Pierce. They owned and operated Self Service Grocery Store in Fredonia for many years. He preceded her in death September 3, 1962. In May of 1964, she married Kenneth Mellon. He also preceded her in death May 7, 1988. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Fredonia. Her Survivors include: Two Sons: Richard Pierce of Fredonia, KS Richard Mellon of Augusta, KS Two Daughters: Mary Mellon of Clay Center, KS Nancy Mellon Valdez of Evergreen, CO Seven Grandchildren and Five Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Fay Clift and Evelyn Clift Van Leeuwen; and her son, Jon Paul Mellon. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at the Timmons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charlotte Coates of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Fredonia City Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, 2:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M., where the family will receive friends 5:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. A memorial has been established in her name with the Fredonia Regional Hospital Building Fund and may be sent to the funeral home. Family condolences may be sent to www.timmonsfuneralhome.com.

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