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(March 2, 1964 – March 23, 2016)

Beth Ann Melichar, 52, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. She was born on March 2, 1964 to John ?Ç£Joe?Ç¥ and Linda (Wheeler) Aders. On June 29, 1996 she married Paul Melichar.Beth worked as a designer/drafter for Dow Kokam. She was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish where she also taught Sunday school and was involved in Midland?ÇÖs Bible Study Fellowship. Beth enjoyed running, walking, yoga, traveling, the outdoors, camping, canoeing, photography, music, education and reading to her children. She loved cooking, her yard, her flowers, her beloved animals, Anna the dog, Rocky the cat, and Percy the rabbit and most of all spending time with family and friends. She embraced every challenge placed in front of her. Those who knew Beth were very careful not to tell her that she couldn?ÇÖt do something.Beth is survived by her husband Paul, children, Hanna, Nicole and Andrew and her mother Linda Aders. She is also survived by her siblings, Bill (Jennifer) Aders, Brad (Kim) Aders, Bev (Keith) Traphagen and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.Beth Ann was predeceased by her father John ?Ç£Joe?Ç¥ Aders.A funeral service will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary Church with Fr. Joseph Griffin officiating. Friends may visit with the family at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Monday, March 28, 2016 from 4-7 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. A vigil service will take place on Monday evening at 6:30pm at the funeral home. Burial will take place at St. Isidore Cemetery in Bristow, IN.Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Cancer Society.On Line condolences can be left at smithminer.com