Melvin L. Christy, a former McPherson resident, passed away on Jan. 23, 2018. Born in Garrison, Iowa on March 1, 1924, he graduated from McPherson College and established Christy Sheet Metal and Electric before moving to Iowa for a career with Lennox Industries. He served as a life-long volunteer with his church and community.

He leaves behind his wife of 70 years, Mary Jo (Dell) Christy, and three daughters Vicky (Christy) and Edzard van Santen, Lori Christy and Trudy (Christy) and James McKinnell; six grandchildren and four great-grandsons.

Arrangements for the Jan. 29 memorial service are by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service, 605 Commercial St. SE, Salem, Oregon.