Melanie Gale Baber, 64, of rural Wabash, Indiana, died at 12:43 pm, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at her home. She was born July 29, 1955 in Huntington, Indiana to Hubert E. and Clara E. (Briggs) Reed.

Melanie was a 1973 graduate of Manchester High School and the Cosmetology Class at Upper Wabash Vocational School. She married Richard E. “Rick” Baber, Jr. at the Laketon Wesleyan Church on September 1, 1973. She retired from Ford Meter Box in Wabash on May 1, 2020, after 25 years. She also worked at Pine Branch in Wabash and the Wabash County Jail. She enjoyed gardening, raising flowers, working crafts, and was a F.I.S.H. volunteer.

She is survived by her husband, Richard E. “Rick” Baber of Wabash, two children, Cameron (Heather) Baber of Goshen, Indiana, and Korie (David) Young of Forney, Texas, seven grandchildren, Tanner Baber, Ellie Baber, Tucker Baber, and Tatum Baber, all of Goshen, Carter Sheets, Karrington Young, and David Young III, all of Forney, brother, Myron (Cheryl) Reed of New Haven, Indiana, and sister, Christine (Stan) Robison of Roann, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Greg and Chris Reed.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Myron Reed officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, at a later date. Friends may call 2-8 pm Monday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society.

The memorial guest book for Melanie may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.