Co-Founder of Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival Karen Melton, 73

Co-Founder of Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival Karen Melton, 73
KAREN MELTON

KAREN MELTON, 73, on June 29 in St, Louis, MO following a series of debilitating strokes. A diploma graduate of the Research Hospital School of Nursing in Kansas City, Missouri, she had a 45-year ministry of caregiving, including nearly 10 years at Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia. MO and almost 35 years at Mercy Hospital in Washington, MO.

She and her husband Larry co-founded the first Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival in Sedalia in 1974.

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