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Melba Louise Istre passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014. She was born on May 8, 1925, in Keota, Oklahoma, to Luther and Edna Hall Staner. Melba was a longtime member of the Missouri Street Church of Christ.

She is survived by her son, Melvin Istre; sister, Patsy Wallace; two grandchildren, Cheri May and Keri Anderson; four great grandchildren, Kristina Morales, Alyssa Morales, Lilliana Anderson, and Karly May; nieces, Linda Vogeley, Sarah Vogeley, and Crystal Vogeley; and nephew Josh Vogeley. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ivan Istre.