Melody Michelle Machlan

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Posted: Friday, July 22, 2011 12:23 pm | Updated: 12:25 pm, Fri Jul 22, 2011.

Melody Michelle “Shelli” Machlan, 44, Tulsa, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011.

Shelli was born in Kankakee, Ill, to Ralph Machlan and Carole (Malone) Machlan on April 1, 1967. After graduating from Charles Page High School in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, she attended college receiving her Associate Degree in Nursing. She was an RN for both St. John’s Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital. Shelli enjoyed cooking, writing, and being with her beloved family. She was very talented in making greeting cards for her family and friends. Whatever the occasion, Shelli would make a card and send it to her family and friends. The wording on the inside was so professional and thoughtful. Birthdays and holidays will not be the same without the cards from Shelli. She will be greatly missed by all.

Shelli was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents.

She is survived by her sons Adam Jay Baker and wife Laura of Edmond, and Andrew Christopher Baker of Sand Springs; parents Ralph and Carole Machlan of Tulsa; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral service for Shelli will be Monday, July 25, at 1 p.m. in the Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service Chapel. Rev. Les Castleberry will officiate. Visitation for Shelli will be Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 24, from 1 until 6 p.m. The family will greet friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service of Sand Springs.

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