Melissa Llewellyn Massman, 65, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Cofffeyville Regional Medical Center in Coffeyville.
Melissa was born on May 11, 1952 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Charles "Chuck" and Mary Brown. She grew up and attended school in Port Chester, New York where she graduated high school. She went on to attend Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio and Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas where she earned her Master's Degree in English and Education.
Melissa was united in marriage to John "Scott" Massman on September 29, 1978 at the Spring Hill Church north of Coffeyville, Kansas. The couple made their home in Coffeyville. She taught elementary education mostly as a 5th and 6th grade teacher until her retirement in 2012.
Melissa was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Coffeyville. She served as the president of the UMW (United Methodist Women) and secretary of the church council. She served as secretary for the Imagination Library; volunteered for the Salvation Army and was active in the Coffeyville Relay for Life. She enjoyed reading, collecting chairs and had an enormous love for animals. Most of all she loved the time she spent surrounded by her family and friends.
Melissa is survived by her husband, Scott of the home; daughter, Molly Massman Hutchison and husband, Zackry of Parkerfield, Kansas; brother, Phil Brown and wife Susan of Boulder, Colorado; niece, Lauren Valdez and husband, Abel of Pennsylvania and nephew Keegan Brown of California. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chuck and Mary Brown.
Following Melissa's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Coffeyville with Reverend David Kim officiating.
The family suggests memorials to the Salvation Army or the Imagination Library and contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.