Melissa Ann Stricklin of Leasburg, Missouri passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 in an accident at the age of 36 years, 11 months and 17 days. She was born December 21, 1982 in Rolla, Missouri to Ronnie Stricklin and Carol Stanislaus, nee Green.
Melissa had been employed at Paramount in Bourbon and at Meramec Shoe Factory in Sullivan previously. She was always a dog lover and enjoyed her last two pets, Cujo and Sunny.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Kenneth and Doris Green Wilkinson and Lawrence and Rosie Stricklin; and her dog Conner.
Melissa is survived by her children, Issac, Kadin, Kyle and Adrian; companion, Joey Schmidt of Steelville, MO; her parents, Ronnie Stricklin of Edgar Springs, MO and Carol (Jerry) Stanislaus of Leasburg, MO; one brother, Scotty Stricklin and companion, Brandi Brimer of St. James, MO; and step-brother, George Stanislaus of St. Elizabeth, MO; one uncle Bobbie Green of Steelville, MO; and one aunt, Lynn Carrick of Cuba, MO.
The Family received friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, MO.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, MO with Rev. Mick Thrasher officiating. Special music of "The Dance", "I want to Stroll over Heaven with you" and "Sissy's Song" was played.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Freeman Cemetery, Cherryville, MO.
Honored to be casket bearers were Jerry Stanilaus, George Stanilaus, Scotty Stricklin, Joey Schmidt, Ricky Schmidt, Sr., Ricky Schmidt, Jr. and Luke Carrick.
The Family was served by the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, MO.
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