Edith E. Melms, 99

Edith E. Melms, 99, of Allegan, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Mrs. Melms was born April 9, 1916, in Detroit, the daughter of Edward and Laura (Lenth) Parry.  
Edith was a member of both the Presbyterian Church and Immanuel Lutheran Church.  She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, friend and babysitter. Edith enjoyed reading, sewing, cooking and her flower garden.  
Surviving are her son Michael Melms and his companion Linda Tooker; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her brother Edward Parry; daughter-in-law Joan Melms; and many nieces, nephews and friends.  
She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred; son William; sister Edna Roby; and daughter-in-law Judith Melms.  
Friends may meet with the family on Sunday, Aug. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel. Funeral services will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Monday, Aug. 3, at 11 a.m., with a visit time one hour prior to the service.  Pastors Alex Steward and Karen Fitz LaBarge will officiate.  
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church, or Wings of Hope Hospice.


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