Melinda Chaney, 78, of Keyser, WV died on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. Melinda was born on Oct. 12, 1943, in Keyser, WV, and was the daughter of the late James T. Watson and Wanda (Tasker) Watson.
She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Keyser and sang in the choir for many years. Melinda was a 1961 graduate of Keyser High School and her classmates meant a lot to her. She worked as a beautician for over 40 years at various beauty shops in the Keyser area. She loved spending time with her family, singing in the choir, cross-stitching and playing Bunco. She served as the President of the Green Glade Club at Deep Creek Lake for several years and loved hosting the annual meeting. She was a member of the Limestone Homemakers.
Melinda is survived by two daughters, Susan Peck and partner John George of Wilmington, DE, and Debra Longstreth and husband Kelly of Bruceton Mills, WV; a son, Charles J.(Marty) Chaney and wife Robin of Coushatta, LA; ten grandchildren, Steven Peck, Nicolas Longstreth, Christina Holiway, Dinah, Amanda, Joshua, Diana, Bobby, Amanda, and Brianna Chaney; nine great grandchildren; her aunt, Martha Harris of Seneca, SC; step-mother, Helga Watson of Kihei. HI; and many other close family members.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Chuck" R. Chaney, who died on Jan. 11, 1994; a brother, J.T Watson; two aunts; and one uncle.
The family will receive friends at the Fredlock Funeral Home in Piedmont, WV on Thursday, June 2, 2022, from 5 until 8 PM. Funeral Services will be held in the Trinity Lutheran Church, Keyser on Friday, June 3, 2022, at 11 AM with Pastor Sally Bartling officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 AM until 11 AM at the church. Interment will follow in the Terra Alta Cemetery, Terra Alta, WV.
The family requests that memorials for their Mother be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, 76 N. Davis ST, Keyser, WV 26726, American Lung Association, 2102 Kanawha Blvd, Charleston, WV 25311, or American Diabetes Association, PO Box 7023 Merrifield, VA. 22116.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Dellinger, Sean Fredlock, Craig Agnew, Steven Peck, Nicolas Longstreth, and Kelly Longstreth.
Condolences may be left for the family at fredlockfh.com.