April 21, 2013

Melinda S. Gordon

LOGANSPORT — Melinda S. Gordon, 31, Logansport, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013, in her residence.

Melinda was born to John and Anna Whipple Elpers in Cass County May 14, 1981, and lived there for her entire life. On May 6, 2000, in Logansport, she married Thomas David Gordon Jr., who survives.

She started a fierce battle with breast cancer July 16, 2012. She was loved by everyone who met her and will be missed by many.

Melinda worked as a data entry clerk for Small Parts Inc. for 14 years.

Surviving along with her husband are two sons, Damien and Xavier Gordon; daughter, Nevaeh Gordon; brother, John (Christina) Elpers; sister, Erika Elpers; parents, John (Anna) Elpers, all of Logansport; paternal grandmother, Shirley J. Elpers, Kewanna; parents-in-law, Thomas and Alice Gordon; three sisters-in-law, Paula (David) Cummings, Stacy Gordon and Chrissy Gordon, all of Kokomo; uncle, Tim (Pam) Elpers of Walton; four aunts, Becky (Harold) Stanton of Lucerne, Sarah (Duke) Zeider of Logansport, Cheryl (Jeff) Carlson of Shelbyville and Jean Kemper of Iowa; uncle, Keith Whipple of Virginia; nieces, Kelsey and Jaylynn Elpers; and several other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Kenny and Jane Whipple; paternal grandfather, Bert Elpers; and two uncles, Jeffery and Larry Joe Elpers.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Refuge Worship Center Church, 873 Spear St., with the Rev. David Payton officiating. Burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Refuge Worship Center Church and one hour prior to the services Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to Cass County Relay for Life.

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