Melva Lois (Hall) Skena

October 1, 1932 ~ May 23, 2020 (age 87)


Melva L. (Hall) Skena age 87 of Murrysville passed on to eternal life Saturday, May 23, 2020. She was born October 1, 1932 a daughter of the late Ellis and Marie (Kokos) Hall. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Alfred “Fred” Skena and a brother Ralph Hall. Melva was a member of Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church in Murrysville where she sang in the choir for many years. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, crocheting baby blankets, reading and baking red velvet cake for birthdays, but most of all she looked forward to spending time with family, especially her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Surviving are her loving children; Glenn (Mary) Skena, Sherrill (David) Plank, Cindy (James) Kepins, Linda (James) Walker and Karen (Dave) Vedera; cherished grandchildren, Michael (Jamie) Skena, Dennis (Heather) Plank, Jason (Kelsey) Plank, Christina (Christopher) Beatty, Julie (A.J.) Fikejs, Bethany (Joe) Rathbun, Victoria Walker, Shannon (Andy) Dalton, Hannah Walker, Kelly (Daniel) Neuman and Kevin Vedera; treasured great grandchildren, Annalise, Alexandra and  Luke Skena, Stella Plank, Theodore and Gemma Beatty, Gabriel and Owen Fikejs; siblings, Norma Jean Erkel, Ellis “Duke” Hall, June Scanlon and Kenneth Hall. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Private visitation and services at the Wolfe-von Geis Funeral Home, Inc., Export followed by interment in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Melva’s name to Murrysville Meals on Wheels, 3202 N. Hills Rd., Murrysville, PA 15668 To send online condolences please visit

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