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Melvin, Mary L.

Melvin, Mary L.

June 22, 1930 — August 29, 2022

Mary Louise Goodrich Melvin, 92, formerly of Blockton, IA, and Liberty, MO, peacefully entered into rest on August 29, 2022, at Valley Manor in Excelsior Springs where she lived the past three years. She was surrounded by loving family in her final days.

Mary was born June 22, 1930, in Siskiyou County, CA, the eldest of four daughters of Clifford H. and Mildred Akers Goodrich. She grew up on a farm in Grundy County, MO, and graduated from Trenton High School.

Mary was united in marriage to Orville Eugene Melvin on July 3, 1949. They soon moved to Blockton, IA where they operated Melvin Hardware, Plumbing and Heating from 1957 to 1993. Orville and Mary moved to Liberty, MO, in 2002 to live near family. They were members of Liberty Baptist Church.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Mildred, and husband of 70 years, Orville. Survivors include six children, Nancy Nappi (Victor), Gene Melvin, Steve Melvin (Janis), Richard Melvin, Annette Tracy (Matt) and Tim Melvin (Tracy); sisters, Evelyn Trickel, Margaret Ann Rice (John) and Karen Prewitt, all of Trenton; 17 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and #34 due in October; and a great-great grandson due in September. She also leaves nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Visitation will begin at 10:30 am, followed by a service celebrating Mary's life at 11:30 am, on Monday, September 5, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, 1640 North State Route 291 (I-35 at State Route 291), Liberty, MO. She will be interred in Hopkins Cemetery in Hopkins, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to International Mission Board, 3806 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23230 (imb.org) or to Three Rivers Hospice, 700 Branch Street, Suite 4, Platte City, MO 64079 (3rivershospice.com).

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 10:30 am, followed by a service celebrating Mary’s life at 11:30 am, on Monday, September 5, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, 1640 North State Route 291 (I-35 at State Route 291), Liberty, MO. She will be interred in Hopkins Cemetery in Hopkins, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to International Mission Board, 3806 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23230 (imb.org) or to Three Rivers Hospice, 700 Branch Street, Suite 4, Platte City, MO 64079 (3rivershospice.com).

Melvin, Mary L.'s Guestbook

Have comfort in knowing that God called your mom and dad home . The love and respect which they showed is now a part in each of you. Allow us to extend our deepest condolences on the loss of your parents . Losing a parent is one of the biggest losses that can be suffered by anyone. May you find God’s presence with you as you journey through this time of grief. I am sorry that we just learned of their passing and did not attend the services . i will always remember the good your parents did show my Bedford family . God be with you.

dennis and cindy harris

You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through these next days. We have many fond memories of times shared with both your mother and father. It is with regret we are unable to attend the services for your mother. With our sincere sympathy.

Kent & Marilyn Swisher

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