MELFI Violet R. Melfi, age 73, of Pickerington, went with God Thursday, January 17, 2013. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be greatly missed. She is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years Joseph R. Melfi, parents Anne and Edward Elkins Sr., brother Edward Elkins Jr., sister Joanne Racle and great grandson Daaven Bradley. Violet is survived by her children, Steven (Linda) Melfi of Pickerington, Lisa (Keith) Stewart of Fort Worth, TX; grandchildren, Bethany Stewart-Bradley, Kyle (Elizabeth) Stewart; great-grandchildren, Ayden and Noah Bradley; brothers, Ralph and Gordon (Claudia) Elkins; sisters-in-law, Leonieda Aiello and Roberta Elkins; brother-in-law, Dr. Fred Racle, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 550 Hill Road North, Pickerington, Ohio 43147. Interment Glen Rest Memorial Estate. In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the ALS Foundation, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301 in Violet's memory. Online condolences at www.spencefuneralhome.com
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Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home
550 Hill Rd. N. Pickerington, OH 43147
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 21, 2013