Melanie Jayne (Russell) Arthur

August 7, 1964 ~ August 18, 2021 (age 57)


Melanie Jayne Arthur, 57, of Harrisburg, IL passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at her son’s home in Broughton, IL.

She was born in Michigan on August 7, 1964 to Clayton Russell and Betty (Jones) Russell.

Melanie was a homemaker and also previously worked at Hunt’s gas station in Dale, IL.  She enjoyed singing, cookouts, fish frys, going to yard sales, getting makeovers, going shopping, and spending time with her family.  She previously attended the New Life Assembly of God Church in McLeansboro, IL.

Melanie is survived by 2 sons: Dakota Arthur of Harrisburg, IL and Zachary (wife Sarah) Arthur of Broughton, IL; a daughter Melody Hope Arthur of Broughton, a brother Jeff Russell, a sister Tami Genet, 5 grandchildren: Zoey Jayne Arthur, Braxton Trout, Trinity Faith Arthur, Colt R. Charles Arthur, Brantley Andrew Arthur, and a niece Jennifer Parkhurst.

She was preceded in death by both parents, and her husband Charles “Andy” Arthur.

Funeral services for Melanie Jayne Arthur will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, August 23, 2021 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with Pastor Andy May officiating.  Visitation will be held on Monday from 11 am until the time of service at noon.  

Interment will be at Gholson Cemetery in Broughton.

Memorials may be made to assist with final expenses and will be accepted at Gholson Funeral Home.

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August 23, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Funeral Service
August 23, 2021

12:00 PM

Interment following funeral service
August 23, 2021

Gholson Cemetery
County Rd. 1400 E.
Broughton, IL 62930

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