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Melissa L. Reitsma

Attica - Melissa L. (Calloway) Reitsma, 43, Attica, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, November 28, 2013, at 12:33 a.m. in her home.

Melissa was born in Monticello, IN on January 29, 1970. She is the daughter of Linda Kay (Yater) Arnold of Lafayette and the late James E. Calloway. Melissa was raised in Battle Ground and Lafayette, graduating from Lafayette Jefferson High School in 1988. She has resided in Attica since 1995.

Melissa formerly worked as a care giver for her ailing husband. She had previously worked at Master Guard in Veedersburg, Haan Crafts in Otterbein and Purdue University.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

On September 9, 1995, Melissa married Ryan R. Reitsma, Sr. in Lafayette. He preceded her in death on September 2, 2013.

Melissa leaves behind her mother, Linda Arnold of Lafayette; two daughters, Brittnie (fiancé-Steven Bowman) Peters, Attica; Heather (fiancé-Eddie Purcell) Peters, Pine Village; two brothers, Richard (Shirley) Arnold, Lafayette and Charles (fiancée - Tiffany Sapp) Arnold, Versailles, KY; a stepbrother, Larry (Cathy) Arnold, Jr., Indianapolis; a stepsister, Barb (Doug) Sears, Battle Ground; three grandchildren, Ailea Peters, Kember Purcell and Brooklyn Bowman. She was preceded in death by her father, James E. Calloway and a stepbrother, Brian Arnold.

Friends may gather at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Sunday, Dec. 1st from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the .

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Published in the Journal & Courier from Nov. 29 to Nov. 30, 2013
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