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Melinda Lanphere

April 28, 2016
Westfield Republican

Melinda M. Lanphere (Mindy), 23, of Westfield, N.Y., died April 18, 2016 in Buffalo.

She was born May 9, 1992, in Erie, Pa., She was a resident of Ripley for most of her life and attended Ripley Central School.

Mindy was a beautiful, vibrant, loving, caring, and funny young woman. She was a devoting mother and an amazing aunt. Mindy was a free spirit and a beautiful soul who enjoyed life and she lived hers to the fullest. She loved to go fishing and four wheeling, being a mother, and spending time with her family and friends. She was an organ donor and selflessly gave the gift of life to many people.

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She is survived by her parents, Daniel Lanphere of Ripley and Melissa Bridges (Carvallo) of Westfield; a daughter, Caroline Knopp of Westfield; Paternal grandparents, Paul and Sandra Lanphere of Ripley; maternal grandparents, Albert and Linda Carvallo of Ripley; two sisters, Allison and Danielle both of Ripley; and a brother, Jacob of Westfield; her boyfriend, Kenton Knopp of Westfield; two nephews, Carson and Nolan; and two nieces, Hayleigh and Natylee all of Ripley, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Mindy was preceded in death by her two cousins, Stephen and Graeson.

Calling hours were from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday (April 23, 2016) at the Freay Funeral Home in Mayville.

The funeral service was held following the calling hours at 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Following the funeral service the family received both family and friends at 5 p.m. at Meeder's Restaurant in Ripley for a time of Celebration for Mindy's life.

Memorials may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses, c/o Daniel J. Lanphere, 9687 East Sidehill Road, Ripley, NY 14775.

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