Melissa A. Roeder Downton, 60, Indianapolis/West Lafayette, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
She lived at The Indiana Veteran’s Home for the past six years. During this time she was voted five years in a row as secretary for the Resident Assembly. Melissa served on the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Disability January 1, 2011 until December 31, 2012 for the city of Indianapolis. She loved her adult coloring books, crafts & bingo.
She was preceded in death by mother, Maxine F. Kinslow Roeder, husband, Herbert “Herbie” Downton, step-sister, Theresa “Terri” Jeliffe, and step-brother-in-law, Jim Jeliffe.
Survivors: father, Alfred Roeder, step-mother, Donna Roeder, three sisters; Karen (Ed) Robinson, Stacie Roeder & Sheila Roeder, two step-brothers; Rick (Lesia) French & Randy (Clara) French; one step-sister, LaDona (Jerry) Skillman, two cousins; Curly (Marilyn) Roeder & Kathy Sauceda, three nephews; one niece & several great nephews & nieces. She will be truly missed & was loved by all.