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Melvin L. Reese, 76, passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 23, 1941, in Warren County, Indiana, the son of Edward Everett, Sr. and Dortha Della (Smith) Reese.
Melvin retired from Marsh Warehouse in Yorktown, Ind., after 40 years of service.
He volunteered at Indiana District Assemblies of God and Lake Placid Christian Conference Center. Melvin also painted murals for several churches and did set design for many theatre productions for Yorktown High School and several churches.
He enjoyed quilting, having made many over the years.
Melvin is survived by his son, Steve (Angie) Reese; daughters, Reverend Melissa (Larry) Turney and Reverend Jennifer Reese; brothers, Cletas (Judy) Reese, Junior (Karen) Reese and Eldon (Sue) Reese; sisters, Donnabelle (Gerald) Hutchison, LaVonne (Carl) Neef, Ireta (Bob) White and Anita Cunningham; grandchildren, Lauren (Reverend Zach) Gidcumb, Evan Turney, Kinsey Reese, Kendall Reese, Andrea (Lucas) Hart, Zach Roberts; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of nearly 50 years, Vonda Reese; brothers, Vernon Reese and Allen Reese.
Services will be at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 W. Kilgore Ave., Muncie, Indiana 47304, with Reverend Larry Turney officiating. Visitation will be at Elm Ridge Funeral Home on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. EDT. Burial will follow the service at Elm Ridge Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Placid Christian Conference Center, 397 South 200 East Hartford City, IN 47348.Online condolences may be sent to the family at: elmridgefuneralhome.com
Published on September 22, 2017
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