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Melanie Dawn ShoultsPassing: January 30, 2019


Chastain Funeral Home

Private Funeral Service

Sunday, February 3rd


Chastain Funeral Home

Saturday, February 2nd @ 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Sunday, February 3rd

MITCHELL – Melanie Dawn Shoults, 60, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born January 24, 1959, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Robert Vernon and Lenora Fern (Spainhourd) Wray.  She married Aaron Trent Shoults November 6, 1986.

Melanie was a paramedic at IU Health with 29 years of service.  She graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School in the Class of 1977.  Melanie enjoyed being with her grandson.

Aaron Shoults of Mitchell
Adam Trent Shoults of Mitchell
Evan Scott Shoults of Bedford
Maverick Avery Blanton
Tony Wray of Buddha

Her parents preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.  A private family funeral will be on Sunday with burial to follow in Mitchell Cemetery.

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28 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Roy Myers | http://Mesquite, NV
    Date: February 4, 2019
    Aaron and family, So sorry for your great loss. My best to you and your boys. Regards, Roy Myers
  2. Guest: Shannon Cook | http://Orleans, IN
    Date: February 4, 2019
    You are so missed Melanie. Such a great lady. Prayers for your family.
  3. Guest: Karin Dobson | http://JacksonvilleJacksonville
    Date: February 3, 2019
    Aaron ,I'm so sorry to hear this about your wife.God bless you and your son's. Again I,m sorry..Karin
  4. Guest: Sharon McArtor | http://Solsberry, IN
    Date: February 3, 2019
    So sorry for your loss! Mel was such a sweet lady. Met her while working at IU Health Emer. Med. Transport. She’s was always so kind & friendly with a beautiful smile, She would show me pictures of her grandson! She was so proud of him! Prayers for all of you.
  5. Guest: Linda Neves | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: February 2, 2019
    My condolences to Mel’s family, friends, and her work family. I am so sorry and saddened I missed the viewing today...I checked on WBIW but there was nothing about Mel so I thought maybe it was going to be at a later time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ❤
  6. Guest: Debra Suddarth | http://Orleans
    Date: February 2, 2019
    My condolence to you and the family. I remember Melanie well while working with you on the purchase of your land in Eastern Hills while working with us at Kinder Realty. Your family will be in our prayers.
  7. Guest: Connie Hill | http://Bloomington, IN
    Date: February 2, 2019
    Such a sweet, kind lady always with a smile. Your sweet spirit will be greatly missed.
  8. Guest: Freddy Sturgeon | http://Bloomington (Indiana)
    Date: February 1, 2019
    I loved working with and around Mel. She always had a smile on her face and something funny to tell you. I still remember waking up one morning at the old Ellettsville fire station to find her new mustang submerged in flood waters, Mel looked at me, smiled and said "oh well". She never let things get her down and always had an upbeat look on life. She will be GREATLY missed by all. God bless you Mel.
  9. Guest: Jeff Schemmer | http://BLOOMINGTON
    Date: February 1, 2019
    Melanie, I had the pleasure of working alongside you, both on the street and through dispatch. You were the first face I saw the night of my heart attack. At that moment, I knew I was in good hands. Now you are in good hands. Rest in peace and God be with you, my friend.
  10. Guest: Jean Church | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: February 1, 2019
    She was a special person and will be missed
  11. Guest: travis duncan | http://french lick ind
    Date: February 1, 2019
    tony and family im so sorry for your loss. knowing that God will cover all of you in his loving arms.
  12. Guest: Pamela Freeman | http://Mitchell
    Date: February 1, 2019
    Melanie will be missed by many. I sorry I didn't spend time with her as we got older. I lost my boyfriends, who is now my husband, class ring, down by the barn while riding her horse for her because she was afraid of it. Taught her to ride a bike. She was a great cousin.
  13. Guest: Karol wheeler | http://Seymour indiana
    Date: February 1, 2019
    What a great loss may God wrap his arms around Aaron Adam Evan and maverick and provide them with peace and comfort fly high Mel you will be missed
  14. Guest: Cathy. BREWER | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: February 1, 2019
    So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the Lord. Cathy and. Greg Brewer. Our son Adam, is friends with Evan
  15. Guest: Ted Maze | http://Oolitic, IN
    Date: February 1, 2019
    So sorry to hear that Mel passed, great lady. I have known her for over 30 years and consider her a great friend that I will miss. Prayers for you all.
  16. Guest: Valrie Hammond Sturgeon | http://Paoli , ind
    Date: January 31, 2019
    I knew Melanie thru my sister , Sheila Shoults. & my niece. Holly Shoults Webb. I had been around Melanie at family get togethers. She was a very nice lady , and she had a great personality. I know my sister & my niece will miss her GREATLY....Prayers to all of the family 💔
  17. Guest: Lori Roberts | http://Bedford, Indiana
    Date: January 31, 2019
    I'm so sorry for your loss. Aaron was my DARE office when I taught at Springville. He often spoke of his wife and sons. Praying for your family.
  18. Guest: Crystal Terrell | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 31, 2019
    My heart goes out to you all. May God wrap his arms around all of you in your time of loss and bring you peace and comfort.
  19. Guest: Joey D Slone | http://MITCHELL
    Date: January 31, 2019
    Aaron so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts & Prayers are with you & the family.
  20. Guest: Mike Dixon | http://Bedford, Indiana
    Date: January 31, 2019
    Cousin Melanie, I will miss talking with you whenever we bumped into each other.
  21. Guest: Bobbi Terry | http://Orleans
    Date: January 31, 2019
    You will be missed my friend love you Mel
  22. Guest: Terry & Pauline Sanders | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: January 31, 2019
    Aaron, so very sorry for your loss.
  23. Guest: Stelma Horn | http://Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: January 31, 2019
    Sweet Mel, you fought the good fight and now peace is yours. May God's peace surround your family and friends and sweet memories be a comfort to all. You will live in our hearts forever, .
  24. Guest: Patricia Kornegay | http://Princeton, NC
    Date: January 31, 2019
    R.I.P. Melanie you will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
  25. Guest: Christy (Evans) James | http://Bloomfield, Indiana
    Date: January 31, 2019
    My sincere thoughts & prayers are with your family!
  26. Guest: Denny Underwood | http://New Albany Indiana
    Date: January 31, 2019
    RIP sweet lady, you are missed.
  27. Guest: Sally Warren | http://Bedford
    Date: January 31, 2019
    My thoughts & prayers go out to the family. We had some fun times years ago. Never forget our midnight drive to Kings Island. And our first trip out for White Castles!!
  28. Guest: Sheila Shoults | http://Mooresville IN,
    Date: January 31, 2019
    Melanie was the best Sister in-law on could ever want, she was a best friend always, no matter the situation. She had a heart as big as all outdoors. I'm relieved for her that she is no longer struggling and in pain. Her laughter will never be forgotten as will her loving smile and humor. I love you always & will see you again on that beautiful shore. Your Seeeeester Sheila