Melodie Kay Redford


Melodie Kay Redford “Mel,” died at the age of 65 on May 9th in Seymour, Indiana. She is survived by three children who will forever be impacted by her life and love, Christopher Vic Polk Jr (wife, Kelly, children Amaya, Schuyler, Angelina), Katina Kay Redford Kindle (husband, Greg, children Tyler & Zachary), and Melissa Marie Clemens (children, Kayla & Samuel). She is greatly missed by her mother Sharon Kay Myers, and siblings Ricky Ray Neal, Monica Joy Dillion, and Rosemary Irene Myers. Her loss is also felt by numerous extended family and friends.

Mel worked hard and loved fiercely. She poured her life into her family and always gave a hand up to those in need. She was employed by Cummins for 25 years and was a member of the American Legion. She loved playing in the dirt to grow things, woodworking, camping, riding her motor trike, and spoiling her dogs Molly & Abby.

She would be angry that we are making a big deal of her life, but she deserves it, and we will smile, cry, and celebrate the wonderful woman that she was.

Please join us Sunday, May 15th, 2022 at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home, located at 3855 25th St, Columbus IN 47203. The Immediate family viewing is from 1-2 pm, the Extended family & friends viewing is from 2-4 pm, and the Funeral Service will begin at 4 pm with Pastor Steve Barrett and Pastor Steve Greene officiating.

Life celebration continues 3 miles down the road at the American Legion post-funeral service located at 2515 25th St, Columbus, IN 47201

In addition to flowers, donations may be made through the funeral home to the American Legion and the Jackson County Humane Society.

You are invited to view her video tribute, light a virtual candle of remembrance, and leave a message of condolence to the family online at