(Oct. 10, 1929 – Sept. 27, 2013)
Melba “Glee” Lyons, 83, of Midland, died on September 27, 2013 at Mid Michigan Medical Center in Midland. Melba was born on October 10, 1929, in Midland to Oscar and Grace (Van Fleet) Mapes. Melba married Joseph Lyons on June 6, 1953. Melba loved gardening, cooking and baking. She also enjoyed painting pictures and helping others. Melba was a member of the Central Michigan Old Car Club. Melba is survived by her husband Joseph, daughters; Kathy (Fred) Sabel of Traverse City, Brenda (Tim) Machelski of Hope, sons; Kim Lyons of Hope, Kriss Lyons and Thomas Lyons both of Midland, grandchildren; A.J. and Ann Machelski, and Taylor Lyons. She is also survived by her brother Keith Mapes of Midland and sister Mary Lewis of Coleman. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at St. Brigids Catholic Church with Father Dan Fox officiating. The family will receive friends at the church 10 am until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Meals on Wheels Council on Aging, Alzheimer’s Association, or St. Brigids Church. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.