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Melody "Mel" Ann (Murphy) Baker

May 8, 1964 ~ October 26, 2018 (age 54)

Melody “Mel” Baker, age 54 of Bradford, died Friday, October 26, 2018 at Grandview Hospital, Dayton.  She was born May 8, 1964 in Troy to the late Dale & Barbara (Wood) Murphy; attended Bradford High School; worked as a cook at Wayne Hospital, Greenville. Mel was actively involved in the life of many people in Bradford in many ways; she was the Vice President of the Bradford Community Club; & volunteered for Manna & Shared Harvest for 3 years.  She enjoyed horseback riding.  But most of all, she loved her kids & grandkids.

Preceded in death by her parents.  Mel is survived by 3 daughters, Amber (Jason) Thobe of Bradford, Alicia Graham of Sidney & Abbagale (Jlee) Wilburn of Bradford; 8 grandchildren, Levi, Landon & Leeum Thobe, SkylerDale, Wyatt & Tucker Graham, JayLynn & Addalynn Wilburn; brother, Dale (Janie) Murphy Jr of West Milton; 2 sisters, Carla Osborn (Robert Hagie) of Covington, & Jennifer (Alan) Knight of Bradford; special friend, Terry Billings; other relatives & many friends.

Funeral Service will be held Wednesday at 8pm at Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford.  Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6pm until time of service.  The Bradford Community Club will be holding a fundraiser Sunday, November 4, 10:30-2:30 to help Mel’s family with final expenses.  Condolences may be left for the family at

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