MOUNT VERNON — Melony L. (Coffing) Neff, 79, of Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017, at her son’s residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan. 27, 1938, in Mount Vernon, to the late Ralph L. and Alberta Ann (Robinson) Coffing.

Melony graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1956 and was the Forum Queen the same year. She was an administrative assistant for Dr. James Carhart, a medical doctor in Mount Vernon.

Melony was a member of the Souls Harbor Church of God in Punta Gorda, Fla., and loved to decorate the church for Christmas. She enjoyed gardening and taking care of her flowers. Most of all she loved being around her family, especially her grandkids.

She is survived by her husband, Cliff Neff; son, Jeffrey (Andrea) Ulery of Mount Vernon; stepsons, JC (Jesse) Neff, Andy (Michelle) Neff; grandchildren, Candace Ulery of Orlando, Fla., Jordan Ulery of Clearwater, Fla., AJ, Caleb, Brandon, and Libby Neff of Terre Haute, Ind.; six great-grandkids; sisters, Katy Jenkins of Indianapolis, Ind., Theresa Breeden of Quimby, S.C.; and her K-9 companion, Mitzi.

Besides her parents, Melony was preceded in death by her brother, John Coffing.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday, June 6, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon. Burial will take place at Amity Cemetery in Amity, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Knox County Humane Society, 400 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or Animal Welfare League Inc., 3519 Drance St., Port Charlotte, FL 33980.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Melony L. (Coffing) Neff.


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