Mary Melissa Spafford 82, of Noblesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

She was born on March 13, 1933 to the late Robert and Mary (Harmon) Maxam in Princeton, Indiana.

Melissa graduated from Princeton High School as the salutatorian of her class. She was a 1955 graduate of Indiana University, and a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. She received her PhD in Psychology from Indiana University in 1974. Melissa was also a member of the Mayflower Society, and Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.

Melissa was also preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Alan Spafford.

She is survived by her son, Jonathan (Susan) Spafford; grandchildren, Sean, Chris, and Nicole Spafford; sister, Jane (Dr. Robert) McElroy; sister-in-law, Barbara (Terry) Dietsch; and several nephews & a niece.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, Noblesville. Graveside services will be held at a later date in Hazelton, Indiana.