Melba Rose Frew, 78, of Bloomington, Ind., passed away Feb. 2, 2014, at Golden Living Center in Bloomington, Ind. She was born to Robert O’Brien and Dorthy O’Brien on June 8, 1935, in Willow Hill, Ill. She had moved to Kokomo, Ind., in 1955 and lived there until recently. She enjoyed sewing, bingo, talking on the phone to friends and family, sweets and telling stories. She was a housewife most of her life and later worked in home health care for 13 years and enjoyed meeting and caring for the elderly.
She is survived by her sons, William S. Frew Jr. of Kokomo Ind., Robert E. Frew of Morgantown, Ind.; two grandchildren of Kokomo, Ind.; her sister, Roberta Barkley of Newton, Ill.; her brothers, John O’Brien of Amboy, Ind., Robert O’Brien Jr. of Glenwood, Ariz., and many nieces and nephews. Her first child, Darl Miller, resides in Hamburg, Germany, and was adopted at birth by a loving family in Kokomo. Melba later became friends with his family and treasured that relationship along with the peace it brought her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William S. Frew.
The family would like to express their deep gratitude to all the people who cared for her and befriended her at Friendship Haven, The Wellington and Golden Living Center.
There will be a celebration of her life from 2 to 4 p.m. March 1, 2014, at The Wellington 2800 South Dixon Rd. Kokomo, Ind. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.