ELKHART — Mary Beth Melia, 90, died on Oct. 2, 2019. She was born Oct. 10, 1928, in Wichita to James and Lois Hunt.
She attended school in Wichita and married Phillip Max Melia on Feb. 2, 1948. Max and Mary Beth had four children: Shelly Lyn, Geana Kaye, Sally Jo and Phillip Max Jr. Mary Beth was active all her life in various family businesses, including Max's Service.
Mary Beth is survived by three children, Shelly Johnson and husband Ronald of Klamath Falls, Ore., Geana Adams of Woodbridge, Va., and Sally Melia of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Max; parents, James and Lois Hunt; brothers and sister, Harold, Jack, Bruce and Jewell; her son, Phillip Max Jr.; and one grandson.
As per Mary Beth's wishes there will be no funeral service at this time, but a graveside celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the Morton County Library in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.