Family memorial graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at the Vandalia Cemetery.
Officiating will be: Rev. Eldon Wilson.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Melva Marie (Ham) Heim passed away at 1:04 a.m. on Friday, October 29, 2010 at the Country View Nursing Home in Bowling Green, Missouri. She was educated in several rural schools where she met and later married William Heim Jr. on her 21st birthday. Melva devoted her married life to taking care of her husband, children and mother and father-in-law. She worked hard on the family farm; gardening, canning, mowing and tending to the livestock. Melva was an excellent seamstress and sewed for others as well as her own family. When time permitted, she also enjoyed crocheting, embroidery and reading books. When her eyesight failed due to macular degeneration, she continued to listen to books and magazines on tape from the Wolfner Library for the Blind.
Born: October 5, 1920 in Shamrock, Missouri the daughter of Elbert Coleman and Alberta Katheryn (Wagner) Ham.
Married: William Heim Jr. on October 5, 1941; he survives.
Survivors include: husband, William of Bowling Green; two daughters: Patricia and husband, Dick Baxter of Florissant, Missouri and Robyn and husband, Norman Henderson of rural Bowling Green; also survived by nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: her parents and one daughter, Billie Martin Gehring.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the Community Loving Care Hospice, 914 W. Main, Bowling Green, MO 63334 or to the Wolfner Library for the Blind, P O Box 387, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0387.