Melba Eleska Dubbs was born July 27, 1926 to Maurice E. and Nellie Rose (Rufenacht) Dubbs on the family farm west of Ransom. She was active in her church obligations, enjoyed attending the local Go-Getters Senior Center, and maintaining a beautiful backyard until recently. She had made Rhode Island Suites in Ransom her home since June of 2019, where she faithfully attended the afternoon Sunday church services. She enjoyed the staff and others who regularly came to visit her, always having a smile for all. She married Leslie Wayne Tillitson on January 24, 1945. He preceded her in death on July 19, 1998. They lived on the Tillitson family farm south of Arnold for 1 ½ years before moving three miles west of Ransom. Three children were born to this union: Ronald, Jeanette and Vona. She attended the first Mennonite Church all her life and was baptized in a farm pond near Ransom. She was a very good accomplished pianist and organist. She was a kind and loving wife, Mother, Mother-in-law, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She departed this life at the age of 94 on August 26, 2020. She leaves to mourn her children: Ron (Carla) of Burlington, CO; Jeanette Albers, Vona (Rick) Kraft all of Ransom; six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends.