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Betty Heflin Melander

March 15, 1938 — March 27, 2023

Betty Heflin Melander


Betty Heflin Melander, 85, of Fordsville, passed away Monday, March 27, 2023 at Breckenridge Memorial Hospital. She was born in Centertown, Kentucky to the late William B. and Martha Jane Ashby Heflin.


Ms. Melander was a self-employed seamstress who made drapes for Anderson’s Department Store for many years. She enjoyed square dancing, gardening, and canning vegetables.


Betty was preceded in death by a grandson, Bryce W. Newton in 1989; and seven siblings, Levaughn, Don, Lockery, Joe, Dena, Gaynelle and Anna Mae.


She is survived by daughters, Carla Newton (Mark) of Owensboro and Mary Pflieger (Carl) of Franklin, KY; a son, Mark Melander of Bowling Green; grandchildren, Bethanie, Joy, Jonna, Ashby, Krista, Samuel and Brodie; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Phyllis Shelton (Bruce) of Lewisport; and many nieces and nephews.


A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 5 at Centertown Cemetery in Centertown, KY. Care by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.


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Graveside Service

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Centertown Cemetery

Centertown, KY 42328

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