Mary Alice Melling

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NEW MADISON - Mary Alice Melling, age 76, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away at 6:51 p.m. June 15, 2013, at Hospice of Dayton.

Mary Alice was born June 16, 1936, in Dayton, Ohio, and the daughter of the late Pat and Alice (Reigle) Paro.

She with her husband, Larry, were partners of Larry's Taxidermy of New Madison. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliaries of the Greenville Moose Lodge, Eagles Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Norman; daughter April L. Norman and sister Geraldine Heidel.

Mary Alice is survived by her husband, Larry A. Melling of New Madison. They were married August 1997. Also daughters Vicki (Douglas) Parker of Austin, Texas, Delores (Robert) Hoschouer of Trinity, N.C., Susan (Robert) Braun of Westerville and Doris (Joe) Ciarlo of Lewisburg. Stepchildren Larry Joe Melling of Greenville, Melissa Melling of Greenville and Tammy McCaghren of Union, Ohio. Grandchildren Patricia Smith, Christopher Smith, Michelle Fitch, Michael Hoschouer, Christy Jones, Nicholas Braun, Nathan Swartz, Brandon Swartz, Emily Melling, Zachary Melling, Chelsea Welch, Sierra Welch, Jessica Vance, Andrew McCaghren and Matthew McCaghren. Eighteen great-grandchildren and sisters Patsy Schneider and Kay Cranor.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Oak Grove Cemetery Ft. Jefferson, Ohio.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Hospice of Dayton. Condolences for the family may be expressed through

Published in The Daily Advocate on June 17, 2013
Mary Alice Melling
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