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Melody Ilene Adkins

Melody Ilene Adkins, went peacefully to be with the Lord, Sunday November 29, 2020 at her home surrounded by family.
She was born February 25, 2020 to Gideon and Amanda (Sarff) Adkins. Melody was born with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. She had to spend most of her life at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. She had to go through several chemotherapy treatments as well as several heart procedures due to clot issues. Melody was a very sweet, loving and strong little girl. She had a smile that would always light up the room. No matter how hard life got, she always had a smile on her face. She motivated everyone to never give up on hope. Melody was blessed with amazing support from her family, friends and her Medical family. She had everyone wrapped around her little fingers and toes. Even though she lost her battle with Leukemia, she remains an inspiration to others. Despite her short time on earth, she will always be deeply loved.
In a field of Roses, Melody truely is the Wildflower.

Melody will forever be remembered and loved by her parents Gideon (Amanda) Adkins, grandparents; Paula (Ed) Adkins, Darrell (Judy) Sarff, aunts and uncles; Hannah (Rob) Breymier, Karli (Ross) Post, Nathan Sarff, Nancie (Randy) Rhul, Nick Sarff, great grandparents; Chuck (Mary) Greer, and all her cousins.

She was preceded by her grandmother Nancy Sarff, and great-grandparents; Tom  (Patsy) Sommer, Ed (Barb) Adkins.
Graveside Services will take place Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the Weimer Cemetery, Saratoga, IN.
In memory of Melody, the family request that all money donations to please go to Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.reichardfh.com

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This little girl was my inspiration ever sence i started on her journey with her and her parents. I was always excited to get on facebook to see her smile for the day, and to read her prognosis for the day, and to see her beautiful outfits her mommy always dressed her in. Wildflower was my smile to start my day...........if i was having a bad day, melody always showed me courage!!!!! Her parents always showed so much strength and courage and that is why Melody was so strong........her parents gave her THEIR strength. I loved a little girl i had never even met, she affected me THAT much! Gideon and Amanda, you taught this precious little girl so much in her short life and she was beyond lucky to have you both for her parents. She is in Gods care and will never ever be sick or hurt again. Thank you both for sharing this beautiful baby with me, i will forever be grateful to have known her, even if it was only by photos. RIP LITTLE WILDFLOWER.

Randy and Bev Harris Dec 5 2020 12:00 AM

OOOOO so sorry  i am praying for you two and miss Melody RIP sweetie. Love a friend.  Cheryl

Cheryl Sanders Dec 4 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for you loss prayers are with you and the family

Debbie adkins reynolds Dec 3 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you for sharing Melody "Mel Mel" with us. Seeing her smiling face on her nightly wagon strolls was a great way to start my work day.

Ava Howard Dec 3 2020 12:00 AM

We loved Melody so very much and feel her loss so much.  I am so happy that I was able to hold and touch her before her death and we will
cry for her, but we know she is with her grandma in Heaven and that  
our father in heaven is holding her now.

William and Judith Sarff Dec 2 2020 12:00 AM

Melody had a light that all of us were drawn to. Never have I seen a baby so happy and full of smiles despite all the disturbances in her life. I spent some time with her last Sunday and as always, she maintained more grace in the tip of her little finger than most of could strive for as adults. Melody, you will be missed and live on in all of our hearts on A5C. (May you get the perfect mini pig to hang out with in heaven.)

Lauren Dec 2 2020 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for the loss of sweet Melody

Randi Rose Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

So beautiful, stylish, happy, and strong -- seeing little Melody was the best part of the day on A5 Central. We love and miss you.

Ben Mizukawa Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

Sending lots of prayers and much love! Melody is a beautiful little angel and we enjoyed following her brave journey. Fly high baby girl!

Angela Johns Hudgens Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

I am so so sorry for your loss.  Sending prayers and hugs.

Debbie Ray Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

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