Melanie Anne Gierard WHITE COTTAGE: Melanie "Mi Mi" Anne Gierard, 58, of White Cottage, Ohio passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Central Ohio Hospice Center in Newark, Ohio from complications of an eating disorder. Melanie was born in Marietta, Ohio July 26, 1958. She was the daughter of Nancy Clingman and Arthur Mills of Springfield, Ohio. She graduated from Springfield South High School class of 1976 and the Hocking Technical College class of 1979 with an associate's degree in Forestry. She worked in forest research and later operated her own child care center where she lovingly nurtured all her little ones. She is survived by her husband (38 years) and best friend Barry L. Gierard, a son Isaac L. (Maggie) of San Francisco, CA, daughter Marah G. of White Cottage and future son-in-law Wade McGee. Along with her truly loved sister-in-laws Barbara and Shirley Gierard and pets too numerous to mention. Melanie devoted her life to the Lord, her family, friends, and children. She volunteered her time to children's church, school volunteering, Boy Scouts, Maysville Band Boosters (Nacho Queen), 4H, and Special Olympics. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 1pm to 5pm at the Newton Township Fire Department, 5490 Maysville Pike, White Cottage, Ohio. Charitable donations may be made to World Vision or your favorite children's charity in lieu of flowers.
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