Melanie enjoyed doing crafts such as crocheting, going for car rides, cooking, and being in the outdoors. She worked as a telephone representative for AT&T. Melanie held a special place in the hearts of others.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Ross of the home; father, John McMichael of Rockaway Beach, Missouri; brother, Brian McMichael of Hilo, Hawaii; stepmother of Hilo, Hawaii; close friends, Tammy Hall and Cheryl and Sheldon Kristek all of Rockaway Beach, Missouri; and three God-children: Austin, Micah, and Brylie.
No services are planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society.