Melinda Grace (Minton) Howg

July 15, 1943 ~ April 11, 2022 (age 78)



  Melinda G. Howg, 78, passed away Monday, April 11, 2022, in Salina, KS, surrounded by her family. She was born, the third of ten children, July 15, 1943, in San Diego, CA, to Glen and Emma Jean (Graber) Minton. She married Arthur Howg in Santa Ana, CA on July 23, 1961.

  Melinda was everyone’s grandma. Anyone who knew her, knew how much she loved her family especially her great grand kids. Melinda was famous for popcorn balls on Halloween and always ran out so fast. You knew it would be the first place to stop. She was also known as the town seamstress and always had sewing projects. Even when Melinda retired, she still always worked doing foster grandparents and helping at the school. She was also a member of the Sylvan Grove First Presbyterian Church. To know Melinda was to love Melinda, she touched so many lives and will be missed dearly.

  Melinda is survived by her daughters, Susan Spiller of Sylvan Grove and Melinda Herman of Pretty Prairie, KS; son Emmett Howg (Gaylene) of Lincoln, KS; granddaughters, Amanda Howg (Will) of Sylvan Grove and Brianna Byrum (Kenzy) of Fort Walton Beach, FL; great grandchildren, Jasper and Rowen; siblings, Jean Ann Prestridge (Allen), Peter Minton (Yolanda), Shirley Minton, Greta Cline (David), Susie Williams (Tom), Charlotte Smith (Kenneth), Robin Crum (Mike), and Gerilyn Barton (Doug); as well as, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Arthur Howg; and brother Doug Minton.

  A celebration of life service will take place at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the First Presbyterian Church in Sylvan Grove.

  Memorial contribution can be made to Jasper and Rowen’s College Fund (great grandchildren), the Sylvan Grove First Presbyterian Church, or USD #299 Sylvan Grove, c/o, Hall Chapel, PO Box 37, Lincoln, KS 67455. 

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Memorial Service
April 30, 2022

11:00 AM
Sylvan Grove First Presbyterian Church
119 E. 3rd St
Sylvan Grove, KS 67481

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