Melissa J. DeVore, 49, Wabash, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at her home. She was born July 2, 1966, in Celina, Ohio, to Jim and Nancy (Emans) Art.
Melissa was a 1984 graduate of Harding High School and received her associates degree from Ivy Tech, both of Fort Wayne. She married Mike J. DeVore in Wabash on Aug. 25, 1990. She was a LPN at Vernon Manor Children’s Home, Millers Merry Manor East, and Community Care, all of Wabash. Melissa was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Wabash, and was a Sunday school teacher. She was also a life member of the Howard County Vietnam Veterans Organization. She enjoyed crocheting, cross-stitching and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband: Mike J. DeVore, Wabash; parents: Jim and Nancy Art, Fort Wayne; two daughters: Brittany (Jerry) Swinehart, North Manchester; and Elizabeth DeVore, Indianapolis; four grandchildren: Evan Cornett; Angelicia Anderson; Zaarik DeVore; Oryne Swinehart, all of North Manchester; six brothers: Thad (Stacy) Art, Garrett; Nathan (Kathy) Art; Jeremy Art; and Jason (Ann) Art, all of Fort Wayne; Josh (Tracy) Art, New Haven; and Luke (Delanie) Art, Harlan; sister: Elizabeth (Don) Brecht, Lima, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her son: David Michael DeVore.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Monday, May 16, at Zion Lutheran Church, Wabash, with Pastor Jeremy Yeadon officiating. Friends may call 2-5 p.m., Sunday, May 15, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.
Preferred memorials are Positive Resource Center in Fort Wayne or SIDS Research.