top banner

Obituary Listings

Melba Romack

July 16, 1952 February 27, 2019
Melba Romack
There are condolences waiting approval on Melba's Tribute wall

Plant a tree in memory of Melba

An environmentally friendly option
Obituary for Melba Romack

Melba Jean Romack, 66, of Mapleton passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born July 16, 1952 in Peoria to Claude and Hazel Huey Downing. She married James M. Romack; he preceded her in death January 31, 2011. Her parents; brother, Buddy Joe Downing and sister, Kathryn Smith also preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Jennifer (Shannon) Turner, James J. (Stephanie Rutledge) Romack; grandchildren, Sarah, Nathan, Alycia, Acacia, Jenna, Olivia, Kayla, Natalie; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Patricia Defreitas, Brenda (Gary) Adams, Janice (Roger) Willmon, Thomas Downing, Randall Downing, Barbara Juneman, Gary Downing and many nieces and nephews. Melba was a dedicated and hard worker. She enjoyed going to the casino. She had a heart of gold and loved laughing but most of all she loved her family. Cremation has been accorded and a celebration of life will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Butler Haynes Park in Mapleton. The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. Pekin/Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

To plant a tree in memory of Melba Romack, visit the Tribute Store.


Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries


We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.