She was born Feb. 19, 1925 in Lyons, the daughter of Orville and Opal (Richardson) McLaughlin.
She had lived in Anderson since 1943 and was a homemaker.
She was a member of Whetstone Christian Church.
Melba is survived by her son, Greg Cox of Anderson; three granddaughters, Cara Cox and Corrine Cox, both of Wichita, KS and Lisa (husband, Mehdi) Riaza of Irving, TX; and two great grandchildren, Mason and Mia Riaza, both of Irving, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, William Cox; second husband, Don Keesey; son, Gary Cox; brother, Damon McLaughlin; and sister, June Bogard.
Service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home in Anderson with Rev. Steve Gettinger officiating. Burial will be at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Whetstone Christian Church.
Online condolences: www.brownbutzdiedring.com