Melanie Warwick Classens, 82, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro, SC.
Mrs. Classens was born in French Camp, CA and lived in Statesboro from 1961 to 2007, at which time she moved to Hilton Head Island, SC and then to Walterboro, SC. While in Statesboro, she worked as a telephone operator with the Statesboro Telephone Company, retiring after 28 years of service and was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church. She served in the U. S. Navy in the WAVES Division during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post 90. Melanie was preceded in death by her parents, John R. and Anne Miller Warwick and her brother, Robert Warwick.
Melanie is survived by her brother, John E. Warwick and his wife Mimi of Bartlett, IL; sister, Betty Rees of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; 3 sons, Michael Classens of Statesboro; Frank Classens and his wife, Tammy of Columbia, MO and John Classens and his wife, Belinda of Statesboro, 3 daughters, Anne Horn of Bloomingdale; Ellen C. Jones and her husband James H. of Hilton Head Island, SC and Tara M. Harrod of Nevils, 15 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 PM Monday, July 28 in Hodges-Moore Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 29 in St. Matthew's Catholic Church with the Reverend Douglas K. Clark officiating.
Burial will be in Bulloch Memorial Gardens with Military Honors.
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to sign our online guestbook and share fond memories with the Classens family.
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.