Melanie Lou Gilliand

Melanie Lou Gilliand, of Vincent, Ohio, died March 20, 2020, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta, Ohio. She was born on February 27, 1953 in Caldwell, Ohio and was the daughter of the late Gerald Albert Drake and Kathryn “Katie” Hunter Drake of Belpre, Ohio. She retired from Washington County as a County Recorder following 35 years of service. Melanie enjoyed her grandchildren and their activities as well as her friends. She loved working with her flowers and watching the birds, but most of all loved her fish. It gave her great comfort to know that when she was no longer able to take care of her fish, Ken from Belpre Aquarium relocated them to a fish tank at the Marietta Memorial Hospital and her fish tank to a local school.

Melanie is survived by her husband Ron Gilliand, sons Robby (Danielle) Gilliand, of Cutler, Ohio and Ryan (Jamie) Gilliand of Chattanooga, TN. Grandchildren Brody, Abby, Gracie, Bryce, Olivia, Jordan, Payton, and Selena Gilliand Also surviving her mother Kathryn (Katie) Drake of Belpre, Oh. and sisters Sandra Cassidy, and twin sister Marsha (Chuck) Jarvis.

In addition to parents she was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Drake.

Due to the health concerns, the family has decided to have a private Memorial Service.

In lieu of other remembrances, donated may be made to the Barlow Fire Department, P.O. Box 121, Barlow, Ohio 45712.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.