Melva Light Megraw

January 16, 1928December 13, 2018
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Melva Light Megraw, 90 years of age, passed away December 13, 2018, at her home in Clarksville, Indiana. She was born to James and Clara Light on January 16, 1928, in Louisville, Kentucky and was a retired department manager from Ben Snyder Department Store. Melva was a longtime member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Clarksville and was preceded in death by her husband, John Megraw, in 2002.

She is survived by her sons, Mark Megraw (Rosie), Davenport, IA, Keith Megraw (Karen), Floyds Knobs, IN, daughter, Karen Elzy (Chuck), Leawood, KS; 8 grandchildren, Jeff Megraw (Tammy), Lauren Cooper (Jeff), Kate Myers (Kelly), Kerry Dubyel (Joe), Kyle Megraw (Adair), Megan Gogulich (Matt), Kela Megraw, and Kody Megraw; 12 great grandchildren; and a niece, Melanie Dold.

Visitation will be 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Clarksville, Indiana with burial to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. New Albany, Indiana.

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  • Visitation Friday, December 21, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, December 22, 2018

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Ted & Anna Hamman

December 27, 2018

To Megraw Family; I just heard of your mom's passing - truly one of the First Families of Blackiston Heights! Your mom, dad and the entire family are such a big part of my memories from the 60's. I was the little kid on the block - but can remember coming to your house with my sisters - always being warned of the busy street to cross! Melva was always so kind to us all -- I remember her smile! I hope and pray that your entire family finds peace during this time and know the impact she had on so many lives. Ted & Anna.

Linda (Wright) Gronek

December 24, 2018

Keith and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you all.

Adair Megraw

December 20, 2018

Love you so much Nana! You have been such a huge blessing in my life! I am so thankful for our time together!! You taught me so much! You were so kind, loving and caring! Such a strong woman! I hope I can take what you have taught me and carry it through life! You are the greatest woman I have ever known! You will be in my heart always! Watch over us Nana! I love and miss you! Thank you for always loving me!!

Paul Eve

December 19, 2018

I have fond memories of working with Melva at Ben Snyder's in the Greentree Mall. I was in the Men's Department and her department was just across the aisle. She loved her children and talked about Mark, Keith and Karen often. She was a beautiful lady, a good department manager and always fun to work with. She will be missed. I will say mass in her memory on Christmas Day. May the God of all consolation pour out His grace and healing comfort upon her family.


Fr. Paul Eve
St. Athanasius Church, Louisville, KY