Robin J. Melton

June 11, 1957 - August 15, 2020
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Robin J. Melton, age 63 of St. Mary’s, passed at 7:55 a.m., Saturday, August 15, 2020 at her residence. She was born June 11, 1957 in Lima to the late William D. and Nellie Anne Jackson Melton. On August 29, 2014 she married the love of her life, Abigail Strayer, who survives in St. Marys.

Robin retired as a labratory supervisor with Ametek. She was a very passionate person, always investing herself into what she believed in, especiallly her music. She cared deeply about human rights, the Democratic party, and animals of all kinds. She will be remembered for her strong convictions and love.

Survivors also include 2 step sons – Michael (Amy) Hurley of St. Mary’s; Aaron (Hannah) Binkley of Lima; a step daughter – Tammy (Justin) Moyar of New Bremen; 7 step grandchildren; 2 brothers – Kenneth Ray Melton of Lima; William ‘Dan’ (Rowena) Melton of Cridersville; 4 sisters – Janice F. Ford of Cridersville; Joanne (Steve) Parnell of Lima; Doris J. Jordan of Lima; Judith L. Grady of Elida; several nieces and nephews with whom she had a special relationship; and a very special friend – Carmen Schafer of Findlay.

A celebration of life will begin 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. This will be a time of sharing memories, stories, and how Robin might have made an impact on your life. Burial will follow in St. Matthew Cemetery, near Cridersville.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Auglaize County Democratic Party or 4 Ocean.

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Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Time: 10:30 am

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

St. Matthew Cemetery


, Cridersville, OH,

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Timeline for Robin J. Melton

Born: June 11, 1957
September 17, 2017
Abby’s niece’s wedding
Abby’s niece’s wedding
September 16, 2017
Gathering the night before Jerica’s wedding
Gathering the night before Jerica’s wedding
August 26, 2019
At an event in St Mary’s last year
At an event in St Mary’s last year
August 29, 2014
Abby and Robin on their wedding day, dancing their first dance as a married couple.
Abby and Robin on their wedding day, dancing their first dance as a married couple.
Died: August 15, 2020

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Carol Irons posted on 8/19/20

Abby so very sorry for your loss! Our sincere condolences for you and Robins entire family. My prayers go to out to you for strength to get through this devastating loss! David & Carol Irons


Terrie Schaaf posted on 8/19/20

Your all in my thoughts and Prayers 🙏🏼🙏🏼 Fly High Robin


Caroline Stevens posted on 8/18/20

In memory of Robin J. Melton, Caroline Stevens lit a candle


Scott R Swinehart posted on 8/18/20

Grew up in same neiborhood as Robin seen her later in life same person we was as kids great family she will be sadly missed buy all


Brian Jurkowski posted on 8/17/20

Typing this through tears...I only got to meet Robin a few times, but it was striking how much she and my sister's sister Abby loved eachother...and how perfect they were for eachother. My heart grieves for the loss of one of the GOOD PEOPLE and we're all diminished by your passing, Robin. May peace and light be yours forever!


Jeff Salyers posted on 8/17/20

Abby so sorry for your loss, my family and I will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.


Ann Harper posted on 8/16/20

I didn’t know Robin but her wife Abby. We are praying for comfort and peace during this difficult time! Ourdeepest sympathy to your whole family. Ann and Steve Harper


Nora norman posted on 8/16/20

Sending hugs and prayers Abby. So sorry for your loss! Nora Norman


Robert & Patricia Carter posted on 8/16/20

Sorry for your loss. Will send out a prayer .


Sarah Clark posted on 8/16/20

Robin was always so full of energy and kindness. Words cannot express everything her loss means to those who knew her. Never truly gone while we remember her. All our sympathy to her wife Abby and her family and friends. Sarah and Richard Clark


Kathy Lewis posted on 8/16/20

My deepest sympathy I sent to you. May God’s loving arms wrapped around you in this hour of need.


Carolyn L Harshbarger posted on 8/16/20

Many years ago, I worked with Robin at Westinghouse. She was interesting, witty, so down-to-earth and I called her friend. I often wondered what happened to her, and now she is home in heaven. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss.


Linda & Ron Green posted on 8/15/20

In memory of Robin J. Melton, Linda & Ron Green lit a candle


Joshua Culp posted on 8/15/20

In memory of Robin J. Melton, Joshua Culp lit a candle