Melanie Christophel

Melanie Christophel of Fairland, OK passed from this life Thursday, January 6, 2022 at her home. She was 59.

Melanie was born April 6, 1962 in Enid, OK to Clifton and Marilyn Pearl (Crampton) Rider. She was a traveling Registered Nurse, working in health care for 17 years, until her health declined.

Melanie was preceded in death by her father Clifton Rider and her step-father Stanley Jenkins.

Survivors include her husband Dan Christophel of the home, 1 sons, Alex Christophel and wife Gabby of Joplin, MO , 1 daughter Vanessa Forcum and husband Kevin of Oronoco, MO, , Her mother Marilyn Jenkins of Enid, OK, her step-mother Martha Rider of Afton, 1 brother Kevin Rider and wife Laura of Pilot Point, TX, 2 step brother Derek Giles and wife Meredith of Welch, OK and Warren Giles and wife Dana of Afton, OK, Mother-in-law, Charlotte Christophel of Winter Haven, FL, father-in-law, Robert Christophel of San Antonio, TX, brother-in-law, Stephen Christophel and wife Jo Ellen of Round Rock, TX, and 6 Grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Sixkillerr Cemetery in Afton, OK. Chaplin Debbie Olive will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 Tuesday evening at Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, OK. Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com.

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