Melba Ambrose Salmon, 93, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, September 27, 2021, under the care of Hospice of W. Kentucky. The Daviess County native was born June 16, 1928, to the late Rollie and Golda Richardson Ambrose. Melba graduated from Daviess County High School and worked for many years as a hairdresser. She grew up in Friendship Baptist Church and was currently a member of Masonville Baptist Church. Melba was also a member of Habit Homemakers and was a wonderful seamstress and an avid reader. Melba was a very loving person.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Salmon also was preceded in death by her husband, John Salmon in 1974; siblings, Susie Cook, Maude Chapman, Lou Anna William, Mable Ambrose, Vivian DeJarnette, Jim Ambrose, Willard Gordon Ambrose, Kenneth Ambrose; and nieces, Evelyn Johnson, and Ruth Ann Baldwin.
Those left to cherish her memory include her nieces; Phyllis Cook, Nancy Yaun, Frances Eckstein, Janet Eaves (Odie), Dan Chapman, Ken Chapman (Carol), Del Williams (Virginia), Mike Cook (Penny), Donna O'Kelley, Clifford Cook (Brenda), Jean Chapman, Kathy Williams, Roger Williams (Nelda), Shelia Candy, Debbie Miller, Janet Ambrose, R onda Nelson (Dan), Jason DeJarnette, and Jimmy Ambrose. Numerous great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. The family would like to express special appreciation to her caregivers and the nurses at the Heartford House.
The funeral service will be 12:00 Friday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 until 7:00 pm and Friday from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm. Entombment will be in Rosehill Cemetery. The family is requesting masks be worn during visitation and service.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Masonville Baptist Church or Friendship Baptist Church.