Melba Florence Bley Cousins

Friday, December 30, 2016

Melba Florence Bley Cousins, 79, left her earthly body behind in Big Cabin, Okla., on Dec. 26, joining her savior, Jesus Christ, in heaven after a lifetime of faithful service.

Memorial services for Melba will be held on Saturday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church at 378 Oak Street, Big Cabin, Okla. Cremation arrangements are being made with Stephens-Key Funeral and Cremation Care.

Gathering of friends and family at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kan., will be planned for a later date.

Proceeding her in death are her parents, Thurston and Grace Reeves; as well as her two husbands, Lee Bley and Buck Cousins. She is survived by her devoted brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Setsuko Reeves, and Michael and Brenda Reeves; her loving children, Randy and Karen Bley, Tina and Dale Moore, Chuck and Shawna Bley, Greg and Robyn Bley, Alma and Warren Jones and Roger Cousins; 14 grandchildren (Tosha, Mindy, Michelle, Dale, Skye, Burk, Brady, Austin, Heather, Beau, Rachael, Seth, Dane and Tehya); and her 12 great-grandchildren.