Laura Melton, 60


Laura Melton, 60, of Sorento, died on Sunday, March 5, 2023, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Sorento, 201 S. Main St. A graveside service will follow, beginning at 1 p.m. at Kirkland Cemetery in Sorento. Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Sorento is assisting the family.

Mrs. Melton was born Jan. 18, 1963, to James and Sherry (Shaffer) Roberts. She married Danny Melton on Feb. 19, 1993, in Hillsboro, and he survives. They were married for 30 blessed years.

After graduating Hillsboro High School in 1981, she moved to Bloomington-Normal and worked at the Mitsubishi manufacturing plant. During this time, she met her husband, fell in love, married and moved to Sorento in 1993, where they began their life together.

Mrs. Melton was funny, witty, straight-forward and told it how it was. She loved her alone time, but never minded the occasional drop-in from any of her family or friends. She was an easy conversationalist and held a personality that could light up a room. She enjoyed “yard-saleing,” Bingo, “tinkering around,” and most of all, playing in her garden.

She was loved dearly by those blessed to have known her.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Melton is survived by her mother, Sherry Zanotti of Litchfield, brother, James (Pam) Roberts of Hillsboro; sister, Mona Stevens of Hamilton; children, Dane Morgan of Caseyville, Kelsey Melton and Casey Melton, both of Hillsboro; stepchildren, Jodi Dixon of New Douglas and Bo Melton of Greenville; grandchildren, Garrett Melton, Riley McCario, Karlee Dixon, Trey Melton and Reini Morgan; and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Kirkland Cemetery, 290 Ripson Bridge Ave., Sorento, IL 62086.

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