Vernita Faye (Long) Mellor

Born: Fri., Aug. 21, 1931
Died: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., Jan. 16, 2019
Location: Fickes Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jan. 16, 2019
Location: Fickes Funeral Home

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Vernita Faye Mellor, 87 of Ashland died Sunday January 13, 2019

at Crystal Care Center of Ashland.  She was born August 21,

1931 in Alton, West Virginia the daughter of Thomas E. and

Delma Wyatt Long.  She was a member of the Ashland First

United Methodist Church and had been a cook for the Good

Shepherd and Brethren Care Nursing Homes.  She married

Malcolm Mellor in 1949 and often told her daughters, a

farmer’s wife was not a life she would have chosen but a life she was blessed to be given.

She is survived by five daughters, Marilyn (Thad) Mahoney of Seville, Carolyn Bettac of Ashland,

Kathryn Linder of Jacksonville, FL, Betsy (Frank) Harris of Cave Creek, AZ and Wanda Kennedy of

Gibsonton, FL, 9 grandchildren, 10 great-granchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren, two brothers,

James (Helen) Long of Ashland and Thomas (Sherry) Long of Ashland, two sisters, Linda Zwally of

Lakeland, FL and Cinda Crider of Groveport, OH and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Malcolm Mellor on June 9, 1995, and a

daughter, Louise Elaine Mellor.

Services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday January 16, 2019 at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville with

Rev. Anne Pairan officiating.  Burial will be in Vermillion Cemetery.

Friends may call 1 hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Health Hospice 355 Glessner Ave. Mansfield, OH 44903

or a Hospice of the donor’s choice.

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Scott and Sharon Clark
   Posted Tue January 15, 2019
Vernita was an awesome lady. She was always happy and smiling. She will always be in our hearts.
May God ease your pain.

Mark & Valerie Wondrash
   Posted Tue January 15, 2019
We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you. Vernita was always so kind and had a heart of gold.

Dusty Gurney
   Posted Tue January 15, 2019

Your friends from Friday night bible study group are holding you up in prayer during this difficult time.

Bill, Dusty and the whole bible study group

Ralph and Joan Gasser
   Posted Wed January 16, 2019
Our sincere sympathy to all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Grace Martin
   Posted Wed January 16, 2019
So sorry for your loss, she will surely be missed. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen Vechter
   Posted Wed January 16, 2019
Albert and I send our sympathy and love to you both as well as your families. Sad as it is, she is now resting peacefully. Please know that our love and prayers are with you during the difficult days ahead. Karen Vechter and Albert Sartori

Paula Culler Nourse
   Posted Thu January 17, 2019
Thinking of you today. So sorry for your loss.

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