Willard L. Mellott

March 6, 2019


 Willard L. Mellott, 92, of Needmore, PA passed away Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, PA.

     Willard was born in Thompson Township, PA on May 24, 1926, the son of the late Jessie (Garland) and Blair  Mellott.  He was the widower of Naomi R. (Sipes) Mellott whom he married on July 18, 1945 and she passed away on October 24, 2014.

     He was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren in Needmore, PA and a lifetime member of the Needmore Volunteer Fire Company.  Willard was a lifetime dairy farmer, drove school bus for the Southern Fulton School District for many years and in his younger years, Willard was a forest fire warden and also worked at a sawmill.  He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

     Willard is survived by daughters Connie (wife of Larry) Hamil, of Needmore, PA, Denise Mellott, of McConnellsburg, PA, Donna (wife of Curtis) Brant, of Harrisonville, PA, sons Lynn (husband of Gloria) Mellott, of Hancock, MD, Kevin (husband of Susie) Mellott, of Needmore, PA, brothers Charles A. Mellott, Cecil B. (husband of Thelma) Mellott, Russell L. (husband of Doris) Mellott, all of Needmore, PA and sister Bonnie R. Dollinger, of Needmore, PA, eight grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by sister Vivian Deneen.
     Visitation will be Sunday, March 10th, 2019 from 4 to 8 PM   at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Inc., McConnellsburg, PA.  There will also be visitation one hour before the service on Monday at the church.

     Religious Service at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren, Needmore, PA at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 11th, 2019  with Pastor Mac Miller, Pastor Roger Truax and Pastor Dick Bernhard officiating.

     Interment at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Needmore, PA.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren Cemetery Association, in care of Linda Mellott, 5337 Sipes Mill Road, Warfordsburg, PA 17267.

     Arrangements were made by the Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Inc., McConnellsburg, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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March 10, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc.
873 Lincoln Way East
McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania 17233

Funeral Service
March 11, 2019

11:00 AM
Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren
2507 Pleasant Ridge Road
Needmore, Pennsylvania 17238

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