Melba L. Faulkner

July 21, 1929 - October 04, 2010

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Melba L. Faulkner, 81, of LaOtto died Monday, October 4, 2010, in Kendallville Manor Health Care Center where she had resided for the past year.

Mrs. Faulkner was a 1947 graduate of Lafayette Central High School. She was a homemaker.

She was born July 21, 1929, in Fort Wayne to Clarence and Lillian (Henderson) Mallo. On December 21, 1955, in Roanoke she married Erle D. Faulkner. He preceded her in death on February 7, 2003.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Jeff Collins of Auburn and Robin and Damon Lewis of Churubusco; three sons, Randy Faulkner of LaOtto, Ricky Faulkner of LaOtto, and Russell Faulkner of Atlanta, Georgia; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a brother, Harold Mallo of Roanoke.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Mary Lou Mallo.

Graveside services will be Thursday, October 7, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne.

Calling is Wednesday, October 6, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville.

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Linda K. Kelly
October 17th, 2013 4:54am
Rushville, Indiana

Randy, Ricky, Russell, Rhonda, & Robin Faulkner Family, Hope you recieve my message. You are relative of my grandma's Aunt Alpha Reynolds d/o Benjamin Reynolds & his 1st wife. My great grandma's half older sister. I have been researching for Marjorie E. Hester d/o John L. Hester & Alfrieda Alpha Reynolds married to Wayne Faulkner. My text 7659389757

LeNeve Horne
October 7th, 2010 5:25pm

Russ, So sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories of your Mother lighten your heavy heart. LeNeve

Kim Schwarz
October 6th, 2010 7:10pm

Rhonda, Robin & family ~ I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom will live on thru each of you - she will forever be in your hearts! God Bless!

Carol Balazs
October 6th, 2010 12:23pm
Fort Wayne Indiana

Russ, I am sorry to hear about your mother. I know how special mom's are. You are in our thughts and prayers.

Brian Southworth
October 5th, 2010 10:08pm
Atlanta, GA

Russ and the entire Faulkner family: You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss.