Beverly Anne Melton of Grace Village Retirement Community in Winona Lake, passed away at 1:38 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at Grace Village Health Care at the age of 86.
She was born on Nov. 5, 1931, in South Bend, to Dorothy Mae (Hemig) Aughinbaugh and Hugh Aughinbaugh. On July 29, 1950, she married Dewey Jack Melton, who survives.
Mrs. Melton has been a resident of Kosciusko County for the past 44 years, where she was a member of Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, Women’s Missionary Council, Winona Literary Club, and a member of WinSome Women Auxiliary. She loved music and played the piano and organ. Beverly led the youth choir and was a Sunday school teacher. But, most of all, her faith and family were foremost.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 68 years, Dewey Jack Melton, Winona Lake; two sons: David D. (Darlene) Melton, Nashville, Tenn.; Don J. (Michelle) Melton, Brownsburg; four grandchildren: Pamela (Chris) Byrd, St. Charles, Mo., Brandon Melton, Jacksonville, Fla., Robbie (Jessica) Melton, Nashville, Tenn. and Christen Melton, Elba, Ala.; and 11 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her sister: Carolyn (Robert) Olson, South Bend; and her brother: Mason (Judy) Lane, Gainesville, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Phyllis Steffen.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Rd., Warsaw.
Her funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at The Chapel of Grace Village Retirement Community, 337 Grace Village Drive and officiated by Chaplain Bryan Benjamin. A private graveside service will take place at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw.
Memorial donations may be directed to Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581-1196 and would be appreciated by the family.