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Melva (Lange) Mirly

July 14, 1929 ~ December 16, 2018 (age 89)

Melva Marie Mirly, 89, of Jackson, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Giradeau.

One of 11 children, Melva was born July 14, 1929, in Tilsit, Missouri, to Ferdinand and Alma Loos Lange.  She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit and attended the former Immanuel Grade School.

Melva married Walter A. Mirly on November 28, 1948 at Immanuel Church.  Five children were born to their union and they had been married 27 years when Walter passed away March 15, 1975.

Melva worked 29 years at the former Deal Nursing Home in Jackson.  She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson.

Loving survivors include five children, Diane (Don) Schaefer of Cape Girardeau, Carol (Lloyd) Prenger of Jefferson City, Missouri, Michael (Cindy) Mirly, Mary (Charlie) Ludwig, and Ricky (Jo Ann) Mirly, all of Jackson; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two siblings, Walter Lange and Adela Moore, both of Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; six adult siblings, Thekla Kuntze, Hilda Hauenschild, Elda Loenneke, Hulda James, Elfrieda Lange, and Richard Lange; and two young siblings, Thelma Lange and Ritor Lange.

Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. to service time, Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral is at 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jason Shaw officiating.  Burial will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

The family appreciates memorial contributions to St. Paul Radio Broadcast or the Jackson Senior Center.

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