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S. Berlie, 53, of Lincoln, formerly of Doniphan,
died Sunday, February 8, 2009 at Bryan LGH West in Lincoln.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Doniphan United Methodist Church. The Reverend Jocelyn Tupper
will officiate. Burial will be in the Cedarview Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at All Faiths
Funeral Home in Grand Island.
Melanie was born August 10, 1955 at Henderson the daughter
of Bill and Marlys (French) Hayes.
Survivors are her children and their spouses, Tim Chagnon
of Grand Island, Jason and Sarah Chagnon of Lincoln, James “Jamie” and
Jenna Berlie of Kearney, David Berlie of Lincoln and Megan Berlie
of Lincoln; her parents Bill and Marlys Hayes of Doniphan; brothers
and sisters-in-law, Brian and Julie Hayes of Wood River and Bruce
and Lisa Hayes of Omaha.
Other survivors are grandchildren, Lauryn, Bradyn, Makayleigh,
Zoe, Alex, Macey and Miley and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was raised in Hastings graduating from Hastings High School class of 1973. She married
Steve Chagnon on October 2, 1971. Steve died August 10, 1975. She
then married Michael Berlie on August 28, 1976. Michael died
on May 12, 1995.
Melanie lived most of her adult life in Doniphan. She
spent the last few years in Lincoln where she gave of her time mentoring
and counseling young troubled women. She managed the New Way
Homes in Lincoln and was employed by Healthy Families Project also
She enjoyed crafts but most of all, she enjoyed spending
time with her grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the New Way Home of Lincoln.