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Marie K. Melvin

Friday, September 15, 2006

Marie K. Melvin died May 22 at her home. Born in Czechoslovakia, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Marie Kreysa. She came to New York in 1939 as a student to see the World's Fair with her brother.

When the war broke out in Europe, they were stranded in America.

She was married to the late William H. Melvin of Palm Beach, Fla. They were members of the Sailfish Club of Palm Beach and summer residents of Highlands. She was a member of the Highlands Methodist Church.

Mrs. Melvin is survived by her four children, Richard Melvin of Highlands, Pauline Stevenson of Simpsonville, S.C., William K. Melvin of Winter Haven, Fla., and Paul D. Melvin of Apopka, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.