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.
Services: 10:00 a.m. – Monday, June 24, 2019 at the United Methodist Church – Mount Ayr
Officiants: Pastors Melvin Ammon & Jodi Rushing
Open Visitation: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Sunday, June 23
Family Present: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Sunday, June 23 at Armstrong Funeral Home – Mount Ayr
Memorials: United Methodist Church or Ringgold County Public Health