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Melony Marie (Carpenter) Harding

July 12, 1989 — May 31, 2023

Pilot Grove (formerly of Gravois Mills)

Melony Marie Harding, age 33, of Pilot Grove, MO, formerly of Gravois Mills, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at her home.

Melony was born July 12, 1989, in Nevada, MO, the daughter of Benjamin “Sonny” Carpenter and Christina (Heckadon) Jenkins.

Melony was a free spirit and lived life to the beat of her own drum. She was energetic and worked very hard for her family. She was a loving mother, and her three children, Marijane, Zachary, and Harleigh, were her whole world. Melony enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting. She was an “old soul” and extremely proud of her Sioux heritage. She loved all her family and friends and words cannot adequately describe how dearly she will be missed.

Survivors include her parents Christina Jenkins (Lorenzol Ellis) and Stephen Jenkins; three children, Marijane Harding, Zachary Harding, and Harleigh Nichols; four siblings, Valery Carpenter (Brandon Lutjen), Justin Carpenter (Vanessa), Kasia Buras (Anthony), and Elijah Ellis; her children’s father, Joshua Harding; grandparents, Andra Wethall and Jerry Heckadon; great-grandmother, Lila Heckadon; seven aunts, Malissa Schaffer (Ray), Claudia Wethall (Shannon), Beverly Carpenter, Norma Bledsoe, Franny Carpenter, Sandy Corwine (Rick), and Michelle Keller (James); one uncle, Richard Jenkins; eighteen cousins; and three nephews and five nieces, whom she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her father, Benjamin “Sonny” Carpenter and great grandparents, Shirley and Larry Wymore and Ralph Heckadon.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, June 3, 2023, at RPlace (Scott & Ann’s) 25300 Alison Ln. Versailles, MO 65084.

Memorial contributions may be directed to her mother, Christina Jenkins, in care of Meisenheimer-Page-Dady Funeral Home, Pilot Grove, MO.

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