Melanie Mae Brooks Bartley, 54, Brookville, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at home.
She was born April 20, 1958, in Meadville, a daughter of the late Howard G. and Marion (Gordon) Brooks.
May 28, 1994, in Cooksburg, she married Frank E. Bartley, who survives.
Mrs. Bartley was a 1976 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and attended DuBois Business College, where she received an associate's degree in medical transcription.
She retired from Brookville Hospital after 33 years of service.
Mrs. Bartley loved her grandchildren and enjoyed traveling to Florida, especially going to Disney World.
She was a wonderful cook and loved to have large family dinners.
She enjoyed shopping, jewelry and collecting copper kitchen items and antique medicine bottles.
She loved all kinds of animals.
In addition to her husband, surviving relatives include a daughter, Kim Bartley Johnson of Brookville; two brothers-in-law, Randon Bartley and wife Barbara and Dennis Bartley and wife Kimberly, all of Brookville; a sister-in-law, June Ann Oresik and husband Jeff of Waterford, Va.; two grandchildren, Brooke and Kayla Johnson of Brookville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Howard G. â€śHowieâ€ť Brooks Jr.
Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the funeral home with Pastor George C. White officiating.
Interment will be at Brookville Cemetery in Brookville.
Memorials in memory of Mrs. Bartley may be made to the Hahne Cancer Center and DRMC Hospice, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois, Pa. 15801.