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Sarah Courtney Melrose

June 1, 1925 — June 25, 2019

HERINGTON - Sarah Courtney Melrose, was born June 1, 1925, at Richmond, Kansas, to Floyd and Arminta (Krieger) Higdon.  She departed this life June 25, 2019, at the Legacy of Herington, Kansas.

Sarah graduated from Richmond High School and was a waitress in San Jacinto, California. Her second marriage was to James Melrose in 1956. 

Preceding her in death, was her husband, Jim Melrose, an older sister, Ella Francis, an older brother, George Higdon, and her parents.

Sarah is survived by a daughter, Margo Ditto of Herington; a son, Monty “Butch” Monnington of Herington; seven grandchildren, Shelby, Trampus, and Spencer Monnington, Jarrod Strickbine, Chad, Darren, and Luke Ditto; and 15 great grandchildren.

Cremation is planned.

Memorials to the Hospice of Dickinson County.


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