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Melba Jean Kincheloe, 75, of Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Lebanon, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

She was born Sept. 5, 1946, in Lebanon, Mo. to Vernon and Violet Reid Caudle.

On Feb. 17, 1964, she married John Lee Kincheloe.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Danny Caudle.

Melba was born and raised in Lebanon and graduated from Lebanon High School. She then moved to Kansas City, Kan. where she and John were married. She began working for the Unilever Company where she continued to be employed for 20 years. She was a hard worker and received several safety awards through the years. Later, she worked in the bakery department at a Safeway Store for 10 years.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, John, of the home; a daughter, Beverly Kincheloe of Kansas City, Kan.; a son, Jimmy Kincheloe and his wife Shannon of Kansas City, Kan.; five grandchildren, Heather, Josh, Trey, Trevor, and T.J.; two great-grandsons, Elvin and Xavier; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Melba Jean Kincheloe will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in the Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Lebanon.

Burial will be in Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon.

Visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home.