Melody Ann Congrove

January 05, 1953 ‒ October 24, 2018

Ostrander, Ohio

Melody Ann Congrove, 65 of Ostrander passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at her residence.

She was born January  5, 1953 in Delaware, Ohio the daughter of Ira & Barbara Jean (Organ) Hall. Melody attended Buckeye Valley High School, where she met her future husband Ed, who initially attracted her with his fast car. She later graduated in 1971. Melody had a love for flowers, and found herself working as a florist for Big Bear, Maple Lee, and most recently Giant Eagle, where she enjoyed making arrangements, and putting together corsages. Melody and Ed attended and are members of Grace Point Community Church in Lewis Center.

Along with her husband  Eddie “Ed”Congrove of 47 years, she leaves behind daughters Kelly Congrove and Kim (Adam) Barker; son in-law Reed Rideout; grandchildren Olivia Rideout, Braxton Wells; mother Barbara Jean Hall; brother Ira Lee (Cynthia) Hall; sister Constance Jean (Donald) Fox; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father and daughter Kay A. Rideout in 2017.

Melody’s garden was something to truly take in; she specialized in nurturing plants back to health. She also enjoyed putting  jigsaw puzzles together, even waking up in the middle of the night to put pieces together. She loved watching Ohio State Football, and Blue Jackets hockey even if she didn’t understand what was going on. Melody’s greatest joys in her life were her children, and being a cheerleader for her granddaughter Olivia. Her family will always remember her as the caring, compassionate, and sometimes quirky soul that she was.

A Celebration of her life will take place Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Grace Point Community Church, 2393 Peachblow Road, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035 with Pastor Terry Lewis and son in-law Reed Rideout officiating. Family and friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until that time of the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed towards  Grace Point Community Church , 2393 Peachblow Road, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • Love and prayers to your family. Melody always made me laugh and I have so many fun memories of her. I know she missed Kay very much and they are now having a heavenly reunion and watching over all of you.

  • Sending my love, thoughts and prayers to all of the family. I’m so very sorry for this tragic loss Of a wonderful woman, a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter… that I wish I had the pleasure of meeting, but heard so much about. Stay strong all of you and stay strong in your faith. much long to everyone and sending so many prayers. I’m so very sorry.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember one summer Melody and I spent time together when she was watching over Braxton. She and I spent time at Mingo pool watching Braxton and my grandson Nathan Hightower swim. She was great company.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May you always hold on to your memories and treasure them.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with her loving family. She will forever still be around, in your heart and memories.

  • Deepest Deepest Sympathy to Ed,girls and family.
    Thoughts and prayers to the family.

    The Scaggs family
    Robin,John,Debbie,Jonathan and Justin

  • We are very saddened & shocked to hear of your Mom’s passing.
    Our hearts are breaking for you.
    We are thinking of all of you and send our love.
    Condolences & Deepest Sympathy to you & your family.
    Jack & Sandi Fryman

  • We had to say “See you later” to this beautiful, loving soul today. All who were fortunate to have spent time with Melody, even if just for a minute, will never forget her laugh, that unforgettable giggle. I was only 15 when we met at a family party she and Ed hosted. Their 3 little girls in toe, Mel made sure everyone had plenty to eat, while keeping the bonfire going. Ed was enough of a handful. (Love you Ed!) Mel always amazed me how she kept their home and her “4 kids” so happy. She warmly accepted Everyone into her life. She overcame many battles with her health, and came back stronger than ever to care for her family. She was Somethin!
    Until we meet again sweet Melody.

  • I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless