Melba Jane Kreighbaum

Nov. 5, 1924 — Oct. 16, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Melba Jane (Miller) Kreighbaum, 85, died at 12:50 a.m. of natural causes Oct. 16, 2010, at the Silver Oaks Health Campus, Columbus, Ind.
Melba Jane was born in Argos, Ind. Nov. 5, 1924, the daughter of Roy H. and Mojeska A. Anderson Miller. She graduated from Argos High School with the class of 1943.
March 26, 1944, in Plymouth, Melba Jane and J. Dale Kreighbaum were married. Dale preceded her in death Nov. 9, 2006.
A devoted homemaker, Melba Jane and Dale enjoyed fishing and traveling together. She did missionary work and work with Child Evangelism Fellowship through Sunrise Chapel Church where she and Dale were charter members.
Melba Jane is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law: Dennis and Becky Kreighbaum, Shelbyville, Ind. and Merlin and Darlene Kreighbaum, Plymouth.
Two grandsons also survive, Jeremy Kreighbaum of Indianapolis, Ind., and J.D. Kreighbaum of Silvis, Ill.
Melba Jane was preceded in death by her parents; Dale, her husband of 61 years; and her brother, Norman Miller.
Friends are invited to celebrate the life of Melba Jane Kreighbaum with her family Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Sunrise Chapel, 11802 Lincoln Highway, Plymouth.
Funeral services for Melba Jane will take place at 1 p.m. following visitation. The Reverends Roger Walterhouse and Robert Byler, pastors of the Sunrise Chapel, will officiate.
Burial will be beside her loving husband in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.
Memorials in Melba Jane’s memory may be made to Sunrise Chapel Church.
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