Condolences for Emil and Melodye Kittel

Lisa Stevens posted on 12/11/19

I met Melodye and Emil through the Johnston’s many years ago. I am so sorry for your pain and great loss. I am praying God holds you close and holds you together giving you precious memories to reflect on and peace that only He can give.


Shirley (Green) Eikleberry Campbell posted on 12/11/19

I am very sorry for the terrible tragedy that you’re going through at this time.Words can’t even begin to tell you how bad we feel for all of you at this time. I have known Melodye for a very long time. I met her through your Aunt Patty. I was just part of the Hemsley family I was very blessed to be loved by their Mom and Dad Melodye was a good friend and she and her family went through some very hard times but no one knew because they always had a smile on their faces I remember so well the day my telephone rang and there was a screaming voice saying Shirley pray Linda has been shot and killed in the drive way of her home I I said I will be right there and her and I went up to where she was shot.The one thing I remember about that awful tradegy was that the whole family treated his family with dignity and respect.Now here we are going through another tradgedy and we just don’t understand why.We cry out and say No we can’t believe this is happening to us not both of them.But I can hear your Mom saying I didn’t have to go through this by myself I had your Dad right there with me This can be one thing to be able to say that might help you in days to come I believe that I am going to be able to get through this very hard time knowing that they were together. I am sorry that i am not able to help you more.But I want you to know I will be praying for all of you and I know that you’re going to come through this because your Mom or Dad would not want you to grieve They loved each and every one of you. You all had a special part in their heart. Please don’t blame God because He is not the one who had any thing to do with it.We all say when something comes into our life we holler out God why did you allow this to happen??But instead let Him comfort you at this time. I will be praying for all of you and remember the wonderful memories you have made together.


Debbie porter posted on 12/11/19

Wednesday nights sunset with purple crimson and orange sat over your house Mel and Emil and I knew that you had reached heaven


Catherine L. Carlin posted on 12/10/19

Heartfelt condolences to the family. I will miss Melodye's FB posts - she always had an encouraging word and somehow had just the right thing to say at the right time. Emil and Melodye are real examples of true love. Rest in peace.


Sonya Hunt posted on 12/9/19

I knew them through my sister. They were neighbors for a long time. They always seemed so happy and full of life. They will definitely be missed. Prayers for their friends and family.



Christina corrick posted on 12/8/19

I always be thankful and greatful my sister (Victoria Burley) and her family had neighbors like you. You both were always such a joy to be around and it was worth great pleasure meeting you both. My prayers and condolences are with your family at this time and I pray our lord wraps each and everyone of them in his loving arms and they get some comfort during this time. Much love and God Bless, Christina Corrick Xxo


Phillip Hancock posted on 12/8/19

Sending prayers for the Kettel family



David and Carol Merritt posted on 12/8/19

Words cannot express the sorrow we feel as you are gone from our lives. The last conversation we had was in laughter and memories of of family times and the upcoming Holiday. Rest in peace Melodye & Emil. Children and Loved ones know that you are in our prayers and thoughts. Our hearts are saddened for your loss.


Sharon & Kevin Shaw posted on 12/8/19

We’re both so sorry for the loss do these two great people. Sharon graduated with Melodye, and I got to know them through a class reunion, and you could just quickly tell how wonderful these two people were. They will surely be missed by anyone who knew them, we know we already do.


Christa, Aaron, McKenzie, Brynlee, and kolson Ackerman posted on 12/8/19

My deepest condolences to the family, I pray that some day you are able to find some sort of peace with this tragedy. Melodye and Emil were the perfect story book love, great neighbors, and great friends. I didn’t have the honor of knowing them long enough ( only 3 years) but I learned a lot of them, and they were so kind to me and my family. My children adored walking over and having visits. I only hope one day I’m half the person they were. Forever missed but never forgotten! Heaven truly gained some amazing angels!



Mary Ellen Smith posted on 12/8/19

Rest in Peace beautiful couple ! You will be missing from our family and missed dearly!


Elaine Morris posted on 12/8/19

Sally-I saw this notice and immediately though of you as though many years have passed you and I were in the same LPN class. I am sorry that you are experiencing this pain and hope you know that friends-new and old_ are thinking of you.


Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum posted on 12/8/19

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Emil J. Kittel, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Emil J. Kittel, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


Georgia Meadows posted on 12/8/19

To say that you both will be missed is an understatement. The love that you surrounded us with will always be left us will be with us always. Rest in peace and may God hold you in the palm of his hand.


Sue Bell posted on 12/8/19

My dear loving friends. Melodye called me the night before they left for New York. She gave me several beautiful tops and pumpkin rolls. We parted with hugs and kisses as usual and have a safe trip. So hard to believe we will not be together in this life but I know we will be rejoined in the not distant future. Love you always, Mel and Emil.


Ed and Sue Bumgardner posted on 12/8/19

We are honored to call you our dear friends. The last moment we had together just as you were leaving for NY was a hug and Love you! We will miss you both! May your family find comfort in knowing how much they were loved by their friends.


Vincent and Sheila Amos posted on 12/7/19

The meaning of life is to find your gift. Melodye and Emil both had the gift of love and friendship. You were at home in their presence. Wayne and I will forever miss their love and laughter. Until He calls us Home, God has you both in His keeping and we have you in our hearts.


Vincent&Sheila Amos posted on 12/7/19

The meaning of life is to find your gift. Melodye and Emil both had the gift of love and friendship. You were at home in their presence. Wayne and I will forever miss their love and laughter. Until He calls us Home, God has you both in His keeping and we have you in our hearts.