PRINCETON, Ind. — Melody Elaine Prior (née Dike), 57, of Princeton passed away July 13, 2009, at Deaconess Hospice Care Center in Evansville, after gracefully fighting a nine year battle against three primary cancers of the pancreas and lungs.
Melody was born in
Melody was employed for many years by Crescent Plastics and Thrust
Industries, the latter in sales, before starting Federal Assembly Inc. in
Melody was not only exceptionally beautiful on the outside but also possessed an inner beauty surpassed by few. Supremely elegant and classy yet more down to earth than most Melody was instantly liked by all she met.
Melody is survived by her husband, Edward Prior; daughter and son-in-law,
Katherine and Robert McNerney of
She was preceded in death by her father, Ermal Kenneth Dike.
The family expresses its gratitude to the many friends who have helped Melody over the years. The family also extends its thanks to the many doctors, nurses and others from IU Medical Center, Gibson General Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital, Deaconess Hospital, Deaconess Hospice Care Center, and Deaconess Pain Management and Oncology/Hematology Associates as well as Dr. Quentin Emerson, her primary care doctor, without whom Melody would not have survived for as long with as many periods of fantastic quality of life.
Services will be held at
Thursday at Holders Funeral Home in Owensville. Burial will be in the