UTICA — A funeral service for Helen Melick, 84, of Utica will be held Wednesday, April 9, at 11 a.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home with Bruce Hissong officiating. Entombment will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens.
Helen died April 4, 2008, at Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon. She was born Dec. 28, 1923, in Stockport, Ohio, to the late Owen and Emma (Persinger) Wade. She was a member of Christian Endeavor Church in Newark and Utica Senior Citizens.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William “Bill” and Cindy Melick of Utica; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and David Hoar of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Jason (Lisa) Melick of Blacklick, Brandie and Shanon Woodward of Newark, Michael (Rochelle) Hoar of Mount Vernon, Mark (Chris) Hoar of Rockwall, Texas, and Matthew (Kellie) Hoar of Pataskala; 13 great-grandchildren, Steve, Daniel, Brian, Seth, Ben, Joshua, Anna, Nicholas and Kelsey Hoar, Alexander David Melick, Colton, Emma and Coen Woodward; sister, Jean Patterson of Granville; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, David Bruce Melick, who passed away May 26, 2001; brothers, Ovia Wade and Arthur Mechling; and sister, Marjorie Melick.
Friends may call Tuesday, April 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica.