Jenny G. Mellott
Born May 22, 1935, in Needmore, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Rosetta (Paylor) Mellott.
She was preceded in death by two sisters: Myrtle ( Mellott) Clevenger and Emma Mellott; and five brothers: Harold, Vaughn (Sam), Donald, Blair and Mayford.
She is survived by her a daughter, Donna (Mellott) Chambers, and husband Jim, Warfordsburg; a son, Russell Mellott, Warfordsburg; and three grandchildren: James Chambers II and Christine Sanchez, California; and Jeffrey Chambers, Florida; seven greatgrandchildren: Sarah, James III, Cole, Jake, Alejandro, Kayla and Jayden, who loved to call and visit “ Great- Grandma.” She always had special candy treats waiting for them.
She enjoyed walking her dogs through the fields and woods. She loved all animals and the great outdoors. All of her life she adopted and cared for stray animals and fed the wildlife (fur and feather) through each winter. She especially loved working in the garden to grow fresh vegetables to share with friends and family. She started each February carefully creating and encouraging indoor starter plants that she lovingly moved outdoors in April. She transplanted her plants into the garden in late spring.
She was a very kind soul who cared for the gravesites of family and friends for more than five decades. Memorial Day found her and her son, Russell, placing flags on the military gravesites at Needmore Warfordsburg area cemeteries year after year. She also loved to bake, especially for the holidays when she joyfully prepared candies, cakes and pies to deliver and share with friends and family throughout Fulton County and beyond. Her peanut brittle and apple cakes were huge favorites.
Services will be held Thursday, December 8, at 11 a.m, at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg. Rev. William Swope will officiate. There will be visitation on Wednesday, December 7, at the funeral home, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will also be an hour of visitation before the service on Thursday. Interment will be at Sideling Hill Primitive Baptist Cemetery, Needmore.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Jenny to the American Cancer Society, Franklin & Fulton Unit 384 Floral Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201. Online condolences may at www.howardlsipes.com.