OBITUARY

Ardis Conrad Melloh

September 12, 1937March 5, 2021

Dr. Ardis Conrad Melloh, 83

Ardis “Doc” Conrad Melloh, 83, of Indianapolis passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, March 5, 2021, surrounded by his family. Born September 12th, 1937 in Indianapolis. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. After graduating from Cathedral High School, he attended Notre Dame University and graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in1964. Following graduation, he started his dental practice “A.C. Melloh D.D.S.,” at 7101 Southeastern Avenue in Indianapolis. He practiced dentistry for 51 years, a career that he truly enjoyed. He was a member and former President of the Sertoma Club of East Indianapolis. He was a devoted member of Nativity Catholic Church for 61 years. He was a member of the American Dental Association and the Indiana Dental Association. Doc was an avid softball player until the age of 75, winning the National Softball Championship for his division.

Art “Doc” is survived by 2 sons: Paul (Alician) Melloh, David Melloh, and 4 daughters: Tara Spencer, Amy (John) Kitley, Tina (Chuck) Stephens, and Theresa Melloh: 1 sister, Mary Gladys (Kentucky), 17 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, his dog Louie, and a host to countless friends and relatives.

Doc is preceded in death by his wife: JoAnn Melloh (Wheeling, WV), daughter: Catherine Sisterhen (Upper Arlington, Ohio), Father: Dr. Ardis F. Melloh (Indianapolis) and mother: Cecillia (Weber) Melloh (Wauseon, OH).

In Lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Westminster Neighborhood Services, Inc, 2325 New York St. PO Box 11465 Indianapolis, IN 46201, www.westmin.org.

Prayer service will be held Friday March 12th at 10:30 at Nativity Catholic Church, 7225 Southeastern Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46239. The service will be lived streamed at Nativityindy.org. Social distance and face mask will be required. A celebration of life will follow at Camp Sertoma Club of East Indianapolis, 2316 S German Church Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46239.

Services

  • Prayer Service

    Friday, March 12, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, March 12, 2021

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Michael Mick

April 1, 2021

Due to a previous very bad experience, I would not go to a dentist and I needed to do so desperately. A friend encouraged me to go to Dr. Melloh. When I first walked into the office, I saw a "smiley face" but with a wavy line for a smile and a message that said "We cater to cowards". Well, not only did he take care of my dental issues, the only pain I experienced was from the hygienist's cleaning! I actually enjoyed visiting him - yes, enjoyed! I told everyone I could about him and his practice. I also described him as reminding me of Kris Kristofferson (a popular singer.) I've had good dental care since (never got back into the bad shape I was in), but none better than his. I was so sorry to hear that he had passed, and recently. I just accidentally found this when searching for a friend in the Indianapolis area. My condolences to his family. He did a lot of good for, I am certain, so many.

Sandy Fink

March 11, 2021

To Art’s Family, my sincere sympathy to you. I am also sorry to learn of Jo’s passing. Art graduated with my husband, David, from Dental School. Dave passed away 4 years ago. We had some fun times together during those school years. You are all in my prayers.

Tina Stephens

March 10, 2021

Dad was an inspiration in my life. He is the reason I am a hard worker I am today. He was a great dad, great grandpa and a great friend to many. I will forever treasure the last few months we had together. Life gets busy and we think that we Will have tomorrow. Sometimes tomorrow never comes. Tell your love ones you love them and make memories. Those are something no one can ever take away from you. Dad you will be missed❤️

John Reed

March 10, 2021

The best and my favorite dentist...
Changed my whole outlook on dental care!
Dr. Melloh will be dearly missed by the multitudes of people he touched with his smiling chuckle: “See, now, that didn’t hurt!” He’d chuckle, as he walked away...
“Oouu err wight, Doc!” I’d slobber...

Katie and Joe Buck

March 10, 2021

We had the pleasure of being Jo and Art’s neighbors for about two years. They both were amazing people and we were blessed to know them. My fondest memory of Art is when he would come out and play kickball with our kids in the cul-de-sac. The kids loved it and thought Mr. Art was the best. He will be missed!!

Tara Spencer

March 10, 2021

My dad was strong, intelligent, hard working, and had a huge heart. He loved Notre Dame Football, dentistry, his family, and softball. I will forever miss his smile and sense of humor. He was loved by many and will be forever missed. See you again one day dad!

Leonard Hopkins

March 10, 2021

When we were kids, we would go to Uncle Artie's house (as we called him) and swim in the lake. We would camp out and fish for catfish by putting lines in the lake at night and then sleeping in tents. In the morning we would see what we got. I don't remember if we caught anything, but the time with our cousins and family was priceless.

Paul Melloh

March 9, 2021

Dad really love playing softball. But I think you really enjoyed the double-elimination tournaments the best. Only when they lost their first game on Saturday. And had to play seven games on Sunday. And beat the first-place team twice to win the tournament.

Patrick Craighead

March 9, 2021

My thoughts and prayers for the family. The good Lord has gained a great man, Doc thank you for those great laughs we had , you actually made going to the dentist a fun and enjoyable time for me. You will be missed Doc, I know you will be resting in the house of the Lord and I will see you again someday. RIP Doc !!!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY