Melton Carol resized

Carol Laepple Melton, 78 of Lamar, MO, went to be with the Lord February 1, 2021, at KU Medical Center following a brief illness after recovering from Covid. Carol was born December 11, 1942, in Oklahoma City, OK to Edward & Jean Hampton Laepple. She graduated from Lamar class of 1960. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Lamar, MO.
Carol married Gary Melton, June 28, 1985.
Carol leaves behind her husband of 35 years, Gary Melton; two sons, Troy Holzbach and his wife Dawna of Lamar, Koty Melton and his wife Lindsey of Lamar; one daughter, Bonnie Holzbach Behrend of Joplin; five grandchildren, Derek Gamble, Jakob Holzbach, Keaton Holzbach, Kinzley Melton, and Kruz Melton; one great-grandson, Zain Gamble; one sister, Kathy Sanders and her husband David; two brothers, Tom Laepple and his wife Barbara and Steve Laepple and his wife Deanna; her aunt Roberta Hampton, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  
Preceding Carol in death were her parents.
Carol was known as a local talented artist. She was a very active member of her church and was on the church choir team. Carol also was a Lions Club and Art League member. She loved to spend time with her family, taking photographs and reading.
The funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Lamar First Baptist Church with burial to follow at Howell Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Daniel Funeral Home
Please join us in honoring the family’s request that everyone in attendance wear a mask.
Contributions are suggested and made payable to the First Baptist Church of Lamar or Gideons International in care of Daniel Funeral Home.




#8 Mt Juliet, TNRalph Leverett 2021-04-11 22:54
I’m grateful to have known her. ‘a tremendous talent.
#7 Mt Juliet, TNRalph Leverett 2021-04-11 22:52
‘I’m grateful to have known Carol. She had tremendous talent and great faith in God.
#6 Phoenix AZLucy Braun 2021-02-05 05:20
I am so sorry to hear about Carol. She will be missed by many. My prayers go out to the family.
#5 RE: Carol L. MeltonLinda Gardner Coon 2021-02-04 18:39
To all her family: so sorry for your loss!! ❤️. Praying for peace for your family! She was a great lady!
Jim and Linda Coon
#4 Liberal, MOGene Dearing 2021-02-04 14:18
So sorry to hear. Carol was a beautiful person
so full of life and will miss her.
#3 LamarBob & Janet Sitton 2021-02-03 17:23
Our sympathy in the loss of Carol. Bob & Janet
#2 Asbury, MOSerena Brown 2021-02-03 15:20
Carol was a wonderful lady. I enjoyed talking to her and singing with her in the choir.
#1 Lamar. moCarolyn Stewart 2021-02-03 01:13
Carol was the one of the most generous, kindest and talented person I have ever had the pleasure of getting to know. She freely shared her knowledge of art with people whom wanted to learn. We will miss her dearly.

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