Mell Hron, 80, of Bartow passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, from a stroke at Tampa General Hospital.
Born in Baxley, Ga., raised in Lakeland where she graduated from high school, met and married her husband, Walter.
They then moved to Pompano Beach, Fla., for Walter’s career and moved back to Bartow 10 years ago after his retirement.
Mell was a homemaker and a loving, devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed quilting and poetry and had a strong focus on service for children. She was a Girl Scout Leader and also volunteered as a Guardian Ad Litem. She had a very clever and quick sense of humor. A wonderful woman with a grateful family and a host of friends, she will be dearly missed.
Mell was preceded in death by her mother, Odell Bader.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Walter G. Hron, of Bartow, Fla; daughters, Debi Hron of Burlington, Vt., Dr. Linda Hron of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Kathi Mulcahy of Carmel, Calif; grandson, Benjamin Hron and his wife, Shayna, and their two children, Aria and Tannon of Oviedo, Fla; sister, Diane Zalanka and husband, Rick, of Lakeland; brother Tommy Bader, of Lake Wales.
Mell’s family will be receiving friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home in Bartow with a memorial service starting at 11am.
Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.whiddenmclean funeralhome.com/
Whidden-McLean Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.