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Obituary of Barbara Ann Melvin

Barbara Ann Reynolds was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on October 20, 1933.   She was one of four children born form the union of the late George and Eva (Cook) Reynolds Sr.   She attended East Liverpool High School graduating with the class of 1951.

Barbara married the late Robert Melvin on October 7, 1952. The couple shared in the birth of two sons:  Robert and David and cherished many years of marriage until his passing in 2016.   Barbara was a wonderful homemaker caring for the needs of her husband and sons.   She cherished visits with her children, but especially loved the time she spent with her grandchildren.   Barbara had a soft spot for animals, loving every one she laid her eyes upon, and always opened her own home to pets.

Barbara loved her Heavenly Father and for many years faithfully attended the Presbyterian of Calcutta Church.    She appreciated the small things in life, spending time sitting outside listening to nature, playing cards with her family and friends, playing cards and board games with her husband, and most importantly visiting local garage sales.

Barbara Ann Melvin, age 85, passed away peacefully under the care of ProMedica Monroe Hospice on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Medilodge of Monroe.   In addition to her parents and her beloved husband; her passing was preceded by a son:  David Melvin; one sister:  Mary Jane Foulks; and two brothers: Joseph Reynolds and George Reynolds Jr. and the passing of her two dogs.

To cherish her memory, Barbara leaves her son: Robert (Donna) Melvin of Monroe, daughter-in-law: Jeanie Melvin of North Carolina, six grandchildren: Kristen (Jason) Lietaert of Monroe, Robert (Haley) Melvin of LaSalle, Sylvia (Drew) Morris of North Carolina, Jeanne (Frank) Sicuranza of North Carolina, Paul Melvin of West Virginia, and David Melvin of North Carolina; five great-granddaughters; and one great-grandson.

Friends may gather at 1:00pm on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Calcutta Cemetery, 16123 St. Clair Avenue, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920, for a graveside service to celebrate the lives of Robert and Barbara.   Inurnment of their remains will follow.   Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185 has been entrusted with her arrangements.

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Graveside Service for Barbara Ann Melvin

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Calcutta Cemetery
16123 St. Clair Avenue
East Liverpool, Ohio, United States