Melanie J. Goddard, was born November 7, 1959 in Kansas City, MO. She passed away June 16, 2019 at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, MO after a 3-year battle from cancer.
Melanie’s laugh was infectious, you had no doubt what was on her mind, and she was Mama bear when one of her family was wronged or in danger. Her snarky quips were vintage Melanie, which made her all more endearing. Her baking, cooking, and canning can make your mouth water just thinking about it. One thing she loved was driving the school bus for Cass Midway. She knew every kid in the surrounding area, she loved driving the field trips, and watching all the sporting events she could especially if they involved her grandchildren. Nothing mattered more to Melanie than her grandchildren.
Daughter, Sibling, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Cousin, Aunt, Friend, Neighbor, Homemaker, Craft Extraordinaire, Best Bus Driver are just a few titles that begin to describe her incredible life. We all knew her in different ways, yet we all have one thing in common…She filled a place in each and everyone of our hearts. A lifetime of love and all the ups and downs that go with it, these touch us as we say goodbye for now. For us, it was way too soon…and yet “this world is not conclusion; a sequel stands beyond, invisible as music, but positive as sound.” May the snap shots of her life, these portraits stored in our hearts, bring warm memories and healing in time.
Melanie was preceded in death by her father, Stanley “Bub” Walter Jurgeson Jr.
She is survived by her husband of the home, Robert L. Goddard, Freeman, MO; her mother LaDonna Jurgeson; her siblings; Melinda Christianson (Rolland), Marsha Jurgeson, Mitch Jurgeson; her daughters Heather Sanders (William), Jennifer Goddard (Antoine); her 6 grandchildren Damien, Kendall, Hunter, Bristol, Liam, & Aubree. Many more friends, family, or loved ones to mention.
Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service will be 12:00 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, 420 W. Main Street, Cleveland, Missouri 64734.
Family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the church.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.