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Nora J. Melton

January 3, 1948 ~ September 28, 2021 (age 73)




Nora J. Melton 73, of Rochester, Indiana, passed away early September 28, 2021 at the home she and her husband James “Jim” Melton built over 40 years ago. A dedicated mother of four and grandmother to five, she passed with her husband, children, and grandchildren nearby.  

Nora was born on January 3, 1948 in Wabash, Indiana to Hugh and Frances (Fearnow) Tracy. She grew up on her family’s farm with her four siblings. Following high school Nora attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

After college Nora returned to Indiana where she soon met her husband to be. On August 7, 1971 in Wabash, Indiana, she married Jim and they went on to have four boys. Nora often joked about the trials and tribulations of raising her four boys in the country, rarely passing up the opportunity to tell a funny story about moments where her boys went beyond testing her patience.

In her later years Nora enjoyed gardening, spending winters in Arcadia, Florida with her husband, and watching her grandchildren play in the same fields and woods where she raised her sons.      

Survivors include her husband, James “Jim” M. Melton, Rochester, Indiana, sons, Andy (Elizabeth) Melton, Rochester, Indiana, Tracy (Moira) Melton, Sylva, North Carolina, Bart Melton, Washington, D.C., Kyle (Andrea) Melton, Logansport, Indiana, grandchildren, Mack and Cash Melton, Rochester, Indiana, Esther and Magnolia Melton, Sylva, North Carolina, Leo Melton, Logansport, Indiana, siblings, Tom (Jane) Tracy, Wabash, Indiana, Mary Ann (Chuck) Kallmeyer, Cincinnati, Ohio, Frank (Konnie) Tracy, Huntington, Indiana, Barbara Tracy, Wabash, Indiana, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to the national American Cancer Society . The celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com

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