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Melanie K. Neidhammer

May 20, 2022

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Melanie K. Neidhammer, nee Mancuso, 77, of Main Street, Ashland, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 20, 2022, at the Shenandoah Manor Nursing Center, Shenandoah.  Born in Hazleton, February 15, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Marion Lindenmuth Mancuso.  She was a graduate of the former Ashland High School, class of 1963.  Following high school, she graduated from the former Ashland State General Hospital School of Nursing, Fountain Springs, as a Registered Nurse. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Rev. Clyde F. Neidhammer II, a son Andrew Neidhammer of Woodstock Georgia, and a daughter Jeni wife of Erin Barker, Bernville.  Also, five grandchildren, Allison wife of Thomas Waters, Miranda wife of Michael Love, Peyton Neidhammer, Brydon Barker and fiancée Michaela Blankenbiller, and Cade Barker. She has two great granddaughters, Presley and Avery, and a great grandson is expected in July.

She served in many capacities along with her husband who was the pastor of several churches including the First Baptist Church, Ashland, Zion English Baptist Church, Girardville, Welsh Baptist Church, Shenandoah, prior to moving to Maryland in 1971 where they served for 45 years at the Centennial Baptist Church which became Woodlawn Christian Fellowship in 1978.

Her greatest joy was sharing her life with her husband and her family.  She always put others before herself.  She was content to work behind the scenes and did not draw attention to herself.  She wanted to express Christ’s love to all those around her.  She had a wonderful sense of humor and was always ready to share of good joke.  She was loved by many and will be missed.

The family would like to extend special thanks to all the staff at Shenandoah Manor Nursing Center for their diligent and exceptional care of Melanie during her stay.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Grace Family Ministries, 143 Main St., Ashland, PA. 17921.

In accordance with the family’s wishes, the funeral service will be private.

Visit  The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of funeral arrangements.


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