Melvena M. Metcalf

Melvena M. Metcalf

Melvena M. Metcalf of Kalamazoo, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2010, in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Metcalf was born May 15, 1924, in Chicago, IL to Charles and Katherine (Lawrence) Dumas and was a lifelong resident of the area. Melvena was a graduate of Otsego High School and had been employed with Parker Hannifin Corporation, retiring after over 10 years service. She was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church of Otsego. In 1941 she married Vernon Metcalf, who died in 2009. Also preceding her in death were a brother, Lawrence Dumas, and a sister Lovella Goodwin. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Daniel Palazuk of Traverse City; a sister, Katheryn Hughes; several nieces and nephews. Friends may meet her family beginning at 10:00 A.M. Monday at St. Margaret Catholic Church, Otsego where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M., Rev. Fr. Donald P. Klingler, Celebrant. Burial will be at St. Margaret Cemetery, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Melvena may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

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