The University of Evansville is saddened to learn of the passing of Melba Patberg, professor emeritus of mathematics.  Melba received her bachelor's degree from Evansville College in 1966, followed by her master’s degree from UE in 1968. She retired from the University in 1994, but she and her late husband, Thornton Patberg, continued their steadfast support of UE long after that. They attended any and all UE gatherings and events, and they regularly attended Aces basketball games. They also established the Thornton and Melba Patberg Endowed Scholarship, which supports UE students, and volunteered in various capacities for the Office of University Advancement.

You may read Melba's obituary here, which includes funeral arrangements.