Longtime Goodland, Kansas resident Marilyn Melia, 84, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at Life Care Center Evergreen in Evergreen, Colorado.
She was born April 23, 1930, at Mankato, Kansas, the daughter of Amy LaRuby (Chandler) and Murlin Sylvester Johnson. She graduated from Garden City High School in Garden City, Kansas, and then furthered her education at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas.
On June 11, 1950, she and Kay Melia were married at the First Methodist Church in Garden City. In 1960, they moved from Hays, Kansas, to make their home in Goodland. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Allegro Music Club.
Preceding her in death were her parents.
Surviving family includes her husband Kay Melia; son Marty Melia and his wife Kathy, all of Goodland; daughters Marla Cherryhomes and her husband Bob of Conifer, Colorado; Mindy Melia and her husband Dana Kroner of Westminster, Colorado; six grandchildren Sarah Linton and her husband Trevor; Marcy Melia, all of Goodland; Andrew Melia and his wife Jennifer of Atwood; Daniel Melia and his wife Kolby of Burlington, Colorado; Kelsey Cherryhomes; Brennan Cherryhomes, both of Conifer, Colorado; six great-grandchildren; and sister Beverly Schultz of Seattle, Washington.
The funeral will be Tuesday, June 10, at 10:00 AM MT, at the First United Methodist Church in Goodland, with Reverend Dustin Petz officiating. Burial will follow in the Goodland Cemetery.
Friends may share their respects on Monday, from 5:00 until 7:00 PM MT, at Koons Chapel in Goodland.
Memorials may be designated to the First United Methodist Church or Goodland Federated Music Club, and may be left at or mailed to Koons Funeral Home, 211 N. Main, Goodland, KS 67735-1555.
Online condolences: www.koonsfuneralhome.com