HUGOTON - Melva Jean Tuggle, age 87, died January 29, 2020, at Pioneer Manor in Hugoton, KS. She was born October 2, 1932, in Syracuse, KS, the daughter of Fred W. and Ella M. (Kendrick) Raney.

Melva grew up in Johnson and graduated from Johnson High School. She attended Colorado Women’s College in Denver. Melva married Thomas Tuggle. They later divorced and she moved to Denver, CO, where she raised their two sons. Melva was a devoted mother and proud of her family heritage in farming and ranching.

She is survived by her two sons, Brett Tuggle of Porter Ranch, CA, and Kent Tuggle of Lakeport, CA; two grandchildren, Michelle Schuchman and Matthew Tuggle; and three great-grandchildren, Olivia Schuchman, Aleksi Schuchman, and Delaney Schuchman. Melva is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marilyn Cockreham; and brother, Charles F. Raney.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. February 8, 2020, at the First United Methodist Church in Johnson, KS. Interment will follow at Syracuse Cemetery in Syracuse. Memorial contributions may be given to the donor’s choice in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, KS 67855. Condolences may be posted at