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Melody Jean Troth, age 56, La Cygne, Kan., passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at her home. She was born on March 2, 1961, at Paola, Kan., the daughter of George and Bernita (McDonald) Ala.
She graduated from Prairie View High School in the Class of 1979.
She married Danny Troth on Aug. 25, 1979, at the La Cygne United Methodist Church.
Melody went to work shortly after graduation for United Telephone which was acquired by Sprint. She took an early retirement and retired from Sprint in 2007 so she could spend more time with her children, family and friends. While working for Sprint, she also helped in the family businesses of Troth Construction, Troth Cattle Co. and Troth Storage. She was most recently employed at Linn County Insurance.
Melody was involved in many organizations and gave willingly of her time. She was a member of the La Cygne United Methodist Church, serving as finance chairperson and sitting on the Administrative Board, and was a member of the church worship team. She was Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 311. She was on the La Harper Heights board of directors and secretary for the La Cygne Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of the Linn County 4-H Council and the Linn County 4-H Extension Council. Melody was very involved in the Linn County Fair. She wore many different hats: selling tickets, announcing livestock shows, and coordinating queen and idol contests, just to name a few things.
Melody loved her friends and her family even more. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, helping others, water skiing, camping, relaxing at the lake and horseback riding.
She was preceded in death by her father George.
She is survived by her husband Danny; mother Bernita; son Jordan Troth and wife Michelle; daughter Caitlin Burton and husband Kurtis; brother Steven Ala and wife Jeannine; father-in-law Raimond Troth; a grandson and granddaughter who share the same due date in July; and a host of family and friends.
Visitation will be held 5- 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the Schneider Funeral Home Chapel in La Cygne. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 9, at the La Cygne United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery.
The family suggests contributions to the La Cygne United Methodist Church or Neuro-Oncology Program at the University of Kansas. Online condolences for the family may be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.


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