DEC. 3, 1972-APRIL 19, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Melinda J. Bean, 36, of 261 Brumbaugh Ave., Chambersburg, passed away at 12:36 a.m. Sunday, April 19, 2009, in Chambersburg Hospital.
Born Dec. 3, 1972, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of Margaret "Peggy" Zimmerman West and the stepdaughter of Robert West Sr. of Chambersburg.
Melinda was a member of the VFW and AMVETS in Chambersburg, and she enjoyed collecting Boyds Bears.
In addition to her mother and stepfather, she is survived by her significant other of more than 20 years, Ralph "Lynn" Staley; a daughter, Ashley Lynn Staley, at home; two half brothers, Robert West Jr. of Walkertown, N.C., and Michael N. Pine of Mercersburg; and two half sisters, Patricia Souders and Amelia Forsythe, both of Mercersburg.