February 8, 2014
Melba J. "Jean" Bedford, Pottsville, passed away Saturday at Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street.
Born in Georgiana, Ala., Jan. 2, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Nolan and Gladys Joyner.
Melba had worked in the jewelry department at Boscov's for more than 40 years.
She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Pottsville.
In addition to her parents, Melba was preceded in death by siblings, Nelson Joyner and Betty Crabtree.
She is survived by her former husband, Robert Bedford; children, Randy Bedford and Barry Bedford, husband of Laurie; grandchildren, Rachel Kehrer, wife of Jordan, and Justin Bedford, fiance of Katie Fehr; and great-granddaughter, Arya Kehrer.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Chapel of the Resurrection at Charles Baber Cemetery, Pottsville. Family and friends are welcome from 1 p.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Marion Price Trust Seniors Program, c/o Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 S. Second St., Pottsville, PA 17901. Grabowski Funeral Home, Schuylkill Haven, is entrusted with the services.