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Me with new great grandson and hubby Carl “I have known Iona for many years and have enjoyed being her friend because she was always kind and cheerful to be around. I'm sorry she has passed...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Betty Carlson - Frankfort, IL

“Brad, Dae, Vicki, Ned and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time and always!Love, The Diersing, Teeter & Males...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Beth Diersing-Males - IN

“Iona was a beautiful lady in every way, We shared many good times with the Birthday girls from Lake James and at a bridge table. I have not seen...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Kay Phillips - Auburn, IN

“Jay, We are sad to hear of your mother's passing and keeping you and your brothers in our thoughts and hearts during this difficult time. Jeff...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Jay & Max--So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I always enjoyed talking to her when she would stop by the shop to see you guys. I'm sure she...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Bill Scheele - Fremont, IN

“I send my sympathies and prayers. It was a privilege to care for the family in Dr. Victor Moeller's office. Sincerely, Elaine Mumma ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry we can't be there to share in the celebration of a very classy lady. Love you so much Vicki and...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Pete & Sharon Price - Bradenton, FL

“So sorry to hear of Iona's passing, thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Mike Danley - Cape Coral, FL

“Dear Jay, Max, Rex & Ned, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your Mom was a real sweetheart. May you be comforted by many fond memories. Wishing...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Ralfie Blasius - Fort Wayne, IN

Iona Melchi , 92, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Berne, IN, Iona worked as a nurse with St. Joseph Hospital for 17 years. She was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. Surviving are her 4 sons, Ned (Vicki) Melchi of Fishers, IN, Rex (Lisa) Melchi of Fort Wayne, Jay (Kerry) Melchi of Fort Wayne, and Max (Beth) Melchi of Fishers, IN; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Sarabelle Zeigler of Berne, IN. Iona was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Melchi; parents, Harvey and Rosa Beer; 1 brother and 2 sisters. Service is 10:30 am, Friday, November 17, 2017 at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd with calling one hour prior. Calling also Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the The Towne House Retirement Community Employee Christmas Fund. To sign the online guest book, go to