Sept. 7, 1925-Aug. 21, 2011
WALKERTON — Melba L. Reese, age 85, of 500 Walkerton Trail, Walkerton, passed away at 10:20 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Walkerton.
Melba was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Lowland, N.C., to James and Mattie (Lewis) Lupton. Melba became the bride of Robert Reese July 26, 1946, in a ceremony that took place in Norfolk, Va. Robert passed away July 8, 1998. Robert and Melba moved to Tyner, in October of 1951.
Robert and Melba were the co-owners of the Tyner Elevator, where Melba was the bookkeeper. Melba served as the Marshall County Recorder for eight years, was a member of the Marshall County Council for four years, served on the Marshall County Republican Women’s Committee, was the Drainage Board secretary, was a member of the board of the Marshall County Community Foundation, and also a member of the Tyner United Methodist Church.
Melba is survived by her daughter, Patty (Tim) Grace of Plymouth; her sons, Robert (Marsha) Reese of Walkerton; and Richard (Cathy) Reese of Walkerton; eight grandchildren, Scott (Ingrid) Reese, Jennifer (Jeff deceased) Cygert, Ryan (Melody) Reese, Adam (Kristy) Reese, Diane (Nick) Brusius, Eric Reese, Jessica (David) Sills and Erin (Howard) Berkeypile; 10 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Myron Lupton of Norfolk, Va. Melba was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; their son, James William Reese, who passed away in 1954; one sister; and three brothers.
Memorials may be made to the:
Melba L. Reese Memorial Fund
c/o The Marshall County Community Foundation
Post Office Box 716, Plymouth, IN 46563
THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2011, 3 to 7 P.M.
VAN GILDER FUNERAL HOME
300 W. MADISON ST.
PLYMOUTH, IN 46563
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2011, 10 to 10:30 A.M.
TYNER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2011, 10:30 A.M.
TYNER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, TYNER
THE REV. TAMARA BOGGS, OFFICIATING
TYNER CEMETERY, TYNER
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