Melody Ann Congrove
January 05, 1953 ‒ October 24, 2018
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.