Melba Dee Erhart

1932-2020Obit & Folder

Melba Dee (Brock) Erhart passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020. Melba was born in Stafford, Kansas on September 4, 1932, to Gilbert and Edith Dee (Dickson) Brock. When she was five years old the family moved from the farm south of Stafford, Kansas to St. John, Kansas. She was baptized at the age of 13 in the Church of Christ. Melba graduated from St. John High School in 1950.

Melba married William E. Erhart in San Diego, California on February 9, 1951. After Bill’s Navy enlistment was up, they lived in Larned, Kansas briefly and for 35 years in Montezuma, Kansas.

In 1988, Melba and Bill moved to Wichita, Kansas. Melba worked for the March of Dimes and MultiMedia Security/Protection One in Wichita. Bill passed away in 1991. In 2009, Melba moved to Edmond, Oklahoma to be near her children.

She is survived by her children; Tim and Marna Erhart of Bonner Springs, Kansas, Linda Erhart of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Vicki Baker of Edmond, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Glenna Bailey and husband, Wayne of Champaign, Illinois.

Preceding her in death were her husband and parents, and her brother, Jim Brock of Olathe, Kansas.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the American Cancer Society – Breast Cancer, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but feel they should not due to the health environment.  To watch the service CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page.  Then click on ‘Videos’ then ‘Live Streams’.

Comments

  1. I was so sorry to hear about Melba’s passing. She was a wonderful person and I have so many good memories of her. For the entire time I knew her she was a living example to everyone around her on how to live a full, faithful, loving, happy, caring and generous life and she was a friend to everyone she met. Go with God Melba.

  2. Was just thinking about Melba last week and the trip we took to Medicine Lodge one year for the reenactment of the peace treaty…and her sweet dog, Noel, and so much more. Though hearts here on earth grieve I believe her heart is rejoicing! So sorry for your loss. Judy S.

  3. We are sorry to hear about Melba’s passing. Melba was dear to us with whom we shared numerous family stories. We pray that grace and peace be multiplied to the family. We love you.

    Wayne and Glenna

  4. Melba was our neighbor in Wichita, KS plus Glenna was my very first girlfriend in St. JOHN, KS. We started school and graduated together at St. John. Needless to say I spent lots of time in the Brock household. Our Dads were good friends and went to the service at the same time. Didn’t have to, but they had to fight for our country. GOD BLESS THEM ! Melba gave me some shasta daisies that she separated each year when we moved to AR. It was originally a potted plant from Bills funeral. My daisies are doing well and I think of Melba when I look at them with love and how I miss my
    wonderful friend and neighbor. GOD be with you all. I am here praying and GOD will do the rest. Keith and Bonnie Williamson

  5. We were so grateful to be able to “attend” the beautiful memorial service online. Melba was indeed a ray of sunshine whenever we talked to her in church. We will remember her as a great blessing to all around her. Our sympathy to the family in your loss.
    Kent & Merle Gatewood

  6. I love my grandma so much. I can barely stop crying for her. She was kind, strong, energetic, proud, steadfast, faithful, inspirational, and funny. I enjoyed her for all 42 years of my life. We shared a love of writing, gardening, wine, and pedicures. She was such a disciplined Christ follower and devoted family member. She was generous, fun, and present. It’s hard to imagine life without her. She was part of the ultimate “hen party” when me, my mom, linda, and my sister Savanah got together for chats over wine, cheese, and crackers or went to our favorite spa for pedicures. Grandma I loved your orange toenails, yellow purse, stubborn independence, and kiss-kiss-kiss-kiss-kisses. I am so honored to be part of your legacy.

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