Funeral services for Myrtle Addington of Melcher-Dallas were held on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at the Apostolic Church in Knoxville with Rev. Charles Rutter, Rev. Jared Runck, Rev. Adrian Wolfe and Rev. Stuart Hall, officiating. Burial followed in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Seth Hall and Tiffany Runck played the piano and organ. Musical selections of “Endless Hallelujah” – Tiffany Runck, Dan and Amanda Trimble, “I’ll See You in the Rapture”- Connie Hyden, “Peace in the Valley” – Jennifer Wolfe and Seth Hall, and “Grandma’s Choir”- Angie Castorena and Heather Crandall, were shared.
Casket bearers were Myrtle’s Grandsons; Wade Crandall, Loren Hall, C.J. Hyden, Matthew Addington, Matt Addington and Michael Pearson. Ushers included Joshua and Justin Pearson.
Myrtle Addington was born May 9, 1927, in Marion County, the daughter of Charles Umble and Daisy (Clark) Umble.
Myrtle attended school and worked on her family’s farm, near Melcher-Dallas, as a young girl. On Aug. 11, 1948, she was united in marriage to Gerald Clinton Addington, Sr. in Melcher. To this union six children were born: Robert Wayne, Jerry, Jr., Richard Leroy, Shirley Ann, Nancy Elaine and Connie Sue. The couple first made their home in Colorado and several years later, they moved back to Melcher-Dallas. In her spare time, Myrtle enjoyed cooking for her family and reading the Bible. She was a devote member of the Apostolic Church in Knoxville.
Myrtle passed away on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at the Mercy Medical Center, in Des Moines, at the age of 85 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Gerald in 1999.
Those left to honor her memory include her children: Shirley (Ron) Crandall of Melcher-Dallas; Robert (Judy Ann) of Hamilton, New Zealand; Nancy (Stuart) Hall of Chariton; Jerry, Jr. (Lisa) of Knoxville; Richard of Melcher-Dallas; and Connie (Wayne) Hyden of Knoxville; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Ricky Addington for future care. Online condolences may be left at BertrandFuneralHomes.com