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Melynda Lea (Forsythe) Crawford was born September 14, 1963 in Davenport, Iowa to Marion Luella (Dreier) and Phillip Earl Forsythe. She graduated high school from Bettendorf and later graduated from St. Ambrose University in 1987.
On July 3, 1999 Melynda was united in marriage to Harold Dean Crawford in LeClaire, Iowa. She worked as a bookkeeper for Voltmaster in Corydon, Madison County Hospital, Decatur County Hospital and cooked at the Tingley Mealsite. Melynda enjoyed volunteering in the community. She was involved with International Association of Rebekah Assemblies, United Methodist Church, Animal Rescue and the American Legion.
Melynda passed away June 20, 2019 at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr. She was preceded in death by her father, parents-in-law, William and Catherine Crawford; brother, Jim Forsythe; brothers-in-law, Bill Beech, Jim Hullinger and Ron Mulvania; nephews, Kendall Crawford and Matthew Austin.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Harold; daughters, Samantha Syndi Crawford and Jennifer (Brian) Quick; nieces that she considered daughters, Betsy (Ed) Davis, Amanda Mulvania and Kristy Mulvania; grandchildren, Chad and Rebecca Quick; brothers, Fred (Karen) Hethcote, Ted (Stevie) Hethcote and Dale Forsythe; sister, Melanie Forsythe; mother, Marion Forsythe; brothers-in-law, Donald (Cham) Crawford, Larry (Marlene) Crawford, John (Donna) Crawford and Bernard (Marla) Crawford; sisters-in-law, Ann Beech, Rosemary Hullinger and Doris Crawford.
Rebekah service was at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Officiating was Pastor Melvin Ammon and Pastor Jodi Rushing.
Songs were “Amazing Grace” by Josh Daniels, “One Day At A Time” and “Fight Song”.
Active casket bearers were Keith Davis, Jordan Crawford, Travis Shaha, Brian Quick, Kyler Larson, Kolby Larson, John Young and Will Young.
Honorary casket bearers were Chad Quick, Rebecca Quick, Max Mink, Sean Rigel, Bryce Shaha, Brock Shaha and Ryan Crawford.
Memorials are to the United Methodist Church and the Ringgold County Public Health.

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