Melissa S. Medders, 53 of Gillespie, died at Community Memorial Hospital, Staunton on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 6:43 a.m. She was born on August 13, 1968, in Litchfield. She was a graduate of Gillespie High School, St. John’s School of Nursing in Springfield, and SIUE where she received a bachelors in nursing.
She was a registered nurse in the home health industry. Melissa loved her job, patients, football, Christmas and animals. Her son meant the world to her.
She is survived by her parents, Willard & Carole Scheller of Eagarville; son, Blake (fiancée, Mikayla Fritz) Medders of Benld; sister, Kelly Favre of Benld; nieces and nephews, April Balestri, Crystal Linton, Chris Schuerman, Vanessa Davidson, Maggie and Mollie Ayers; and several aunts, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Melissa was preceded in death by her brother, Joe Ayers; nephew, Charles Schuerman; grandparents, Joe and Eleanor Garella, Paul and Lucille Scheller; and uncle, Dick Scheller.
Friends may call on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Missy would have preferred that all those attending wear black and gold Steelers attire. Memorials are suggested to Blake Medders to use for family wishes. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.