Melvin F.


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Melvin F. Bolinger

May 07 1912 - Feb 12 2010

Melvin Franklin Bolinger passed away on February 12, 2010 in Plano, Texas. Mel Bolinger was born to Stella and Frank Bolinger on May 7, 1912 in Thayer, Kansas. He married Grace Weirich on June 7, 1930, in Parsons, Kansas. After working for the MKT (Katy) Railroad for 37 years, in 1965, he and grace moved to Kansas City, Missouri to become a part of an up and coming new business, Comet Electronics, Inc. In 1977 he retired and they moved to Plano, Texas. Mel enjoyed playing golf with his buddies and traveling to his favorite places such as, Hawaii and Europe. He and Grace never missed a grandchild’s event or spending holidays either in Plano, Wichita, or wherever the kids were. Later years, taking care of his loving wife Grace was his main purpose in life. After her death he moved to Evergreen Independent Living. Until his sudden death, he drove to church every Sunday, loved playing Bingo, “Move Baby Move” exercise class, Wednesday church services, and all his adoring friends at Evergreen. He is preceded in death by his wife Grace; brother, Vern Bolinger; son-in-law, Patrick Regan; and great-granddaughter, Melissa. He is survived by his daughters, Joyce Stephens and her husband Norm of Plano, Texas, and June Regan of Aurora, Colorado; eight grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Cleo Dringenberg of Parsons, Kansas, and Dessie Gatton of Rocklin, California. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 3160 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75074. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Monday, February 15, 2010, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, Hwy 75, exit 38, Ridgeview Drive, Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends during a visitation prior to service from 10:00-11:30 a.m.
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