SEBRING, Fla. —
Nancy M. Mellon, 70, of Sebring, Fla., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
She was born in Geneva to Bernard Clare and Betty Wescott.
She worked as a supportive living coach for the ARC in Highland County, Fla., from 1994 until her retirement in 2009. She was awarded the top honor of the Direct Service Staff Award in 1999 by the Florida ARC for her outstanding achievements. She had a great love for her clients and considered each of them as her own. Her love and dedication for them brought her great respect from her clients and their families as well as her colleagues.
She was known as the “Halloween Lady” throughout the community. Her vast and detailed Halloween displays brought delight to hundreds of children and adults. Her family and clients loved helping with the displays and even dressed in costumes to enhance the experience. Her spectacular displays were featured in The Tampa Tribune.
She will always be remembered as a loving and non judgmental person with a great sense of humor. She will be missed.
She is survived by her mother, Betty Wescott of Sebring; her children, Kimberly Harned and her partner, Leo Horne, of Linesville, Kelly Mellon-Tino and her husband, Daniel Tino, of Meadville, and Scott Mellon and his wife, Alice Agnew, of Erie; sister, Darlene Ristrum of Sebring; five grandchildren, Amber and Coult Giering, Haley and Corey Harned and Brook White; and four great-granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bernard; a daughter, Laurie Mellon White; and two brothers, Lloyd and David Wescott.
Arrangements were entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home of Sebring.