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Melanie (Michael) Wilder, 67, of Anderson, passed away May 16, 2017, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born July 27, 1949, in Anderson, the daughter of Chauncy and Gail (Hancock) Michael, and lived in the area her entire life.
Melanie was member of the Anderson High School Class of 1967. On Oct. 4, 1975, she married George Wilder. She was an avid reader, but her favorite "hobby" was her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, George Wilder; children, Sean Ferree, George R. Wilder and Alison Wilder; grandchildren, Belle Turley and Wilder Turley; brother, Rod Michael; sister-in-law, Pauline Michael; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Jennifer Wilder; sister, Karen Ferree; and brothers, Danny Michael and Steve Michael.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory. Burial will follow in East Maplewood Cemetery.
Visitation will be two hours prior to the service.
Post online condolences at www.brownbutzdiedring.com.
Published on May 17, 2017
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