November 30, -0001 - June 23, 2009
ELFERS, Melanie Esther (neÃ© Minnich), beloved wife of Lawrence A. Elfers, devoted mother of Melanie Cedargren and her husband Ted, dear grandmother of Emily, Hannah, and Tessa Cedargren; beloved daughter of the late Hubert and Berdie (neÃ© Pfadt) Minnich, loving sister of the late Myra Ruth Hardesty and Nelson Hubert Minnich; devoted sister-in-law of Marilyn Ward (Robert) Wildermuth, Jeanne (Thomas) Siefke, Connie (John) First, and Denzel Hardesty; and dear aunt of numerous nieces and nephews. Passed away on June 23, 2009 suddenly at the age of 68. Visitation at Saint John the Evangelist Church, 9080 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., West Chester, 45069 on Thursday morning from 10 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Our Daily Bread, 1730 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.
I was so very sorry to learn about the sudden loss of your mother. My heart goes out to you and your family. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find God’s comfort and peace during this difficult time.
With deepest sympathy,
Ann Marie McLaughlin
What joy Melanie brought to the world! Her laughter, smile, and unfailing good humor were a lesson for all of us. She never complained of her many health problems, and dismissed them claiming that the problems of many others were greater than hers. That beautiful positive spirit always shone through. That wonderful spirit — and the love she brought to all of us — will not disappear with her passing. A loving God will help us keep those virtues alive in our hearts, as we thank Him for the privilege of sharing her life here on earth. May God bless and comfort all of her family . . .
Vince & Pat Giardina