Melba Dee Erhart
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’.