Melba Metzger(1925 - 2014)

Melba June Metzger

MANSFIELD: Melba June Metzger, 88, of Mansfield, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014 at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.

Melba was born August 8, 1925 in Butler, Ohio to Henry and Birdie Zellner. Melba enjoyed crocheting, reading, and working outdoors. Melba married John "Jack" Metzger on May 4, 1946 and he preceded her in death on May 2, 1985.

Melba is survived by four daughters; June (Charlie) Howell of Mansfield; Helen Reip of Mansfield; Hope (Bill) Owens of Mansfield; Pam (Chuck) French of Ashland; and one sister, Leota Au of Mansfield; seven grandchildren, Jeff Owens, Jennifer Godwin, Josh Owens, Kim Weightman, Matthew Reip, T.J. Reip, Brandy Spoon; three step-grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; nine step great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

Melba was preceded in death by six sisters Clara, Phila, Pearl, Esther, Marie, and Deloris.

Calling hours will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Robert J. Kurtz officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at


Funeral Home

Werner-Gompf Funeral Services Ltd
1106 Park Ave E Mansfield, OH 44905
(419) 525-1200

Published in the News Journal from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5, 2014