Claudia Melhorn Caddell, 80, departed this life on June 24 at her home in the Petros Junction Community after a 27-year battle with cancer.
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She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Richard Caddell; parents, Charlie and Vella Melhorn; and brothers, Bobby and Duard Melhorn.
She is survived by her sister, Frankie Seivers, of Clinton; son, John Caddell Jr. and wife, Tressie; grandson, John Caddell III and Nicole Caddell; granddaughter, Autumn Anderson and husband, Jack, all of the Petros Junction Community; great-grandchildren, Kenadie, Avarie and Jackson Anderson, Harlee, Brystol and John Caddell IV.
She was a faithful, lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wartburg and was retired from the Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge.
The family received friends June 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services were June 28 at noon at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor David Graves officiating. Interment followed in Morgan Memorial Gardens, Wartburg.
Her final request was that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the building fund at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wartburg, TN.
Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg was in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences can be made to www.schubertfuneralhome.com
Schubert Funeral Home
1318 Knoxville Highway
Wartburg, TN 37887
Published in Morgan County News from July 2 to July 8, 2014