Naomi B. Mellott

April 8, 2020


     Naomi B. Mellott, 93, of Harrisonville, PA passed away Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 at UPMC Altoona, Altoona, PA.

     Naomi was born in Saluvia, PA on May 30, 1926, the daughter of the late Mary Essie Virginia (DeShong) and Ellis Ray Decker.  She was the widow of Fred  E. Mellott who passed away on December 10, 2009.

     Mrs. Mellott was a member of the Sideling Hill Christian Church in Needmore, PA as well as their Ladies Aide.  After graduation from high school, she attended beautician school and was a hair dresser all of her life.  Naomi enjoyed crocheting, reading, puzzles and spending time with her family.  She also was a prayer warrior, taking prayer requests up until her passing.

     She is survived by sons Meredith (husband of Karen) Shives, of McConnellsburg, PA, Eric (husband of Linda) Shives, of Harrisonville, PA, daughters Carol Buterbaugh (fiancé Gary Rouzer), of Harrisonville, PA, Julie (wife of Tom) Ramsey, of Harrisonville, PA, Jody (wife of Scott) Buterbaugh, of Harrisonville, PA, grandchildren Tony (husband of Seleen) Shives of McConnellsburg, PA, Kara (wife of Dan) Getkin of Pittsburgh, PA, Alan (husband of Ann) Shives of Harrisonville, PA, Nicole (wife of Paul) Wilson of McConnellsburg, PA, Chad (husband of Elaina) Buterbaugh of Harrisonville, PA, Ryan Ramsey of Greencastle, PA, Megan (wife of Scott) Earley of McConnellsburg, PA, Kelsey (wife of Nate) Ross of Harrisonville, PA, Brittany Buterbaugh (fiancé Justin) of Saxton, PA, Brandon (husband of Shelby) Buterbaugh of Mercersburg, PA, granddaughter-in-law Amy Conner of McConnellsburg, PA and eighteen great grandchildren with one on the way.  Naomi was preceded in death by her first husband Guy Shives who passed away on April 26, 1989, son Randall Shives, brother Ralph Strait, sister Anna Hollinshead and grandson Christopher Conner.

     Due to the CIVID-19 restrictions, a private service was held with Pastor Dick Bernhard officiating.
Interment was at the Sideling Hill Christian Cemetery in Needmore, PA.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sideling Hill Christian Church, 10424 Sipes Mill Road, Needmore, PA 17238.

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

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