Dorothy J. Melcher, 98, of Marion died Thursday at St. Luke Hospital in Marion. She was born Sept. 2, 1914, in Mount Hope to Harley and Emma (Wright) of Moreland.
She was a 1932 graduate of Mount Hope High School. She married Wilbur Melcher on March 14, 1936.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Melcher; and three sisters, Geneva Dickerson, Pauline Allen, and Gladys Pike.
She is survived by her son, Gary Melcher of El Dorado; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Sunday at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion. Her funeral was Monday at Valley United Methodist Church, Marion. Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Memorial funds have been established for Valley United Methodist Church and Marion High School Coaches’ Scholarship Fund.