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Melissa Jean Medearis Ford

Posted January 16, 2015 in Des Moines West, Obituaries, West Des Moines
Melissa Jean Medearis Ford, 34, lifelong resident of Des Moines, died of cancer at home on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, with her family by her side. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 16 at Iles Grandview Park Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 17 at the funeral home followed by cremation.

Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford

Melissa was born February 21, 1980 in Des Moines to Thomas Medearis and Debra (Knowles) Medearis Baker. She was a 1998 graduate of East High School and currently employed by John Deere Manufacturing. Melissa enjoyed gun target shooting and camping at the family cabin near Muscatine. She was a Party Lite candle representative and collected baskets, horror movies and tattoos.

Melissa will be remembered as a witty, strong person. She was devoted to her family and her memory will be cherished by her husband, Kyle Ford; daughter, Kloei Lovan; mother, Debra (Jim) Baker; father, Thomas (Rhonda) Medearis; siblings, Erica Medearis (Chad Ford), Abby (Rama) Chennamsetty, Dustin Medearis and Baden Medearis; grandmothers, Phyllis Knowles and Opal Esther Medearis; as well as other extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Gilbert Knowles and Lyle Medearis; and sister, Jessica Medearis.

Memorial contributions in Melissa’s memory may be directed to the family for the Kloei Lovan education fund.


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