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Stacy Lyn Melton

Birth Date: April 23, 1962
Death Date: September 18, 2017

Decatur-Stacy Lyn Melton, 55, of Decatur, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 in her home with her family by her side after a courageous year and a half battle with cancer.

Stacy was born April 23, 1962 in Topeka, Kansas, the daughter of Jack and Beverly (Himes) Giles. She enjoyed her country music and was an avid dog lover. She also loved to play bingo and the slots. Stacy married Dennis Melton March 10, 1999 in Decatur. They shared over eighteen wonderful years.

Stacy leaves behind her husband Dennis, mother Beverly Korthals, sons Rodney (McKenzie) Miller, Jack (Cindy) Miller, and Dustin (Halee) Trusner, brothers Duane Giles, David (Linda) Giles, and D.J. Giles, sisters Sherry (Kerry) Branson, Shelly (Michael) Gentry, and Sheila Shreve and Vinny Rivas, eight grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Stacy was preceded in death by her father Jack, sister Suzanne “Suzi” Chandler, and brothers DaNeal, Donnie, and Denny Giles.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the team at Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois and Becky and the DMH Hospice team for their care and support.

Services to celebrate Stacy’s life will be 11:00 AM Friday, September 22, 2017 at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the services. Burial will be at Hall Cemetery in Blue Mound. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to DMH Hospice. The family requests casual attire.

The family of Stacy Lyn Melton is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

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Celebration of Life
September 22, 2017
11:00 am
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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Visitation prior to ceremony
September 22, 2017
10:00 am
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Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Was having a real hard time dealing yesterday, I didn't want to see anyone or leave the house, then I remembered us talking about crashing Gyros party and it made me laugh. So guess what I did? I crashed the party!! I miss you so much! Love you baby sis!!

  2. With my deepest sympathy my heart cries out to you and your family. You always made me laugh. Had many good times and good talks. I'll never forget any of it. The Lord gained a good one!!

  3. Love you, Dustin and praying for you and your family. I know how much you loved your mom and it gives me comfort knowing you did all you could during her ordeal. You've been a great son.

  4. I miss you…my heart aches with sadness and many tears still flow.
    What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know….
    I hold you close within my heart, and there you will remain…. To walk with me throughout my life until we meet again baby sister…I love you lots

  5. I remember how happy you were when I found out I could get tickets to a George Strait concert with 8 other entertainers. You kept saying I was lying but with tickets in hand, we were off for St. Louis. What a day we had. Love you babe!! Forever in my heart!!

  6. We at DMH Hospice send our deepest sympathy and best wishes to your family. We thank you for allowing us to care for Stacy and for you during this difficult time. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers and will be in touch to offer grief care. We are still here for you.

    The DMH Hospice Team

  7. I will always remember her as the happy, smiling friendly person that she always was. Cousins are 4-ever family. Love and Prayers
    Vicki Aydt

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