Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Cleo M. (Arnold) Gates Mellick

Cleo M. Mellick, age 87, of 123 Mansfield Ave., Shelby, died unexpectedly Saturday morning at her home. She was born March 30, 1902 in Cleveland, the daughter of Adam and Estella (Fackler) Arnold.

She is survived by 4 sons: Donald Gates and Kenneth Gates, both of Shelby; Douglas Gates of Sunbury; and Dennis Gates of Westerville; 4 daughters: Dorothy Shaum and Donna Nelson, both of Shelby; Mrs. Wayne (Betty) Mellick of South Carolina; and Sandra Gates of Mansfield. One step-daughter: Betty Joanne Fischer, of Shelby; 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; and 9 step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Don Gates in 1963; her second husband, Fred Mellick in 1986; and two sons: Teddy and Russell Gates.

Mrs. Mellick was a homemaker and a member of the Ganges Community United Church of Christ.

Graveside services were held this morning at 11:00 A.M. in Oakland Cemetery conducted by the Rev. John J. Bradley, Pastor of the First United Church of Christ in Sheiby. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ganges United Church of Christ and left at the Turner Funeral Home which was in charge of the arrangements.

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