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Melba E. Schmenk

July 22, 1930 - June 25, 2017

Burial Date June 29, 2017

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Melba E. Schmenk, 86, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 peacefully at her home with her family.

She was born on July 22, 1930 in Lima to Everett and Ellen (Swaim) Breece, who both preceded her in death. On January 1, 1955, she married the love of her life Ernest “Mickey” Schmenk, who passed away on December 6, 2008.

Melba was a member of Elm Street Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by her children Jim (Sharon) Schmenk, Belinda Boss, Anita (Dave) DuVernay and Laura (Clay Hadden) Bowers, ten grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren; one brother Bob (Vicki) Breece of Lakeview; two sisters Marilyn Cox of Lima and Lou Ellen Kahle of Kalida.
She was preceded in death by her brothers-in-law Norm Kahle and Paul Cox; her sister-in-law Goldie Breece.

Melba lived life to the fullest, always ready for adventure and fun. She was always an energetic and active woman with a strong independent spirit. She enjoyed traveling and spent many winters in Florida with her husband Mickey. Mick and Melba loved to dance and could always be found on the dance floor at many family gatherings that they loved so much.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL, with Rev. Doug Price, officiating.

Interment will be in Harrod Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com

 

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