Mary Ellen Melms, 84, formally of Capron, IL passed away peacefully on September 24, 2019, in Brodhead, WI. She was born July 21, 1935 in Capron to Roy and Ada (Proctor) Hursh. She married her sweetheart, Grant ‘Bud’ Melms on August 26, 1953 in Capron.
Mary graduated high school and was employed with Rock Valley College as the secretary of the Technology Department until her retirement. She was a member of the Moose in Harvard. Mary enjoyed games shows and loved to go to casinos and play cards. She was an avid reader and a fan of romance novels. She loved to spend time with her family and grandkids.
Mary was loved and will be dearly missed by her sons, Mike (Jackie), Marty (Traci), Max (Kris) and Mitch (Paula); brother, Ralph (Bev) Hursh; grandchildren, Heather, Jacob, Andrew, Zach, Grant and Madison; and five great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Grant ‘Bud’; her parents; and brother, George (Nancy) Hursh. A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at Highland Garden of Memories in Belvidere. Randy Heinzeroth will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her honor can be made to ALS Association. To light a candle or write a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com