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Melissa Elaine "Missi" Bopp

July 22, 1971 ~ April 17, 2020 (age 48)


Melissa Elaine “Missi” Bopp   48

Of Kenton           


There will be a private burial at Wolf Creek Cemetery for Melissa Elaine “Missi” Bopp. The Price-McElroy Funeral Home in Kenton is assisting the family with arrangements.

Missi went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ at 12:56 pm, Friday, April 17, 2020. Missi was born July 22, 1971, to Matilda Bopp Dyer in Kenton, Ohio.

Surviving are her sons; Jerrod A. Thomas and Cade A. Thomas. Fiance’ Brent Brown whom she dearly loved and planned to marry. Mother Matilda Dyer, brother Christopher Bopp, sisters Lori McKean (Gary) Brace, Meggan Dyer, Holly Marling and Saundra Chamberlain Cole. Aunt Deborah Mendenhall and Uncle Bill (Deb)Bopp and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Missi was greeted in Heaven by her Grandparents Jim and Josie Perkins, Step-Father Joe Dyer, Aunt Patricia Wieder, Uncle Michael Bopp and several other family and friends.  

Missi was a kind and gentle soul. She loved to play in the dirt and watch things grow. Missi loved Jesus Christ, her family, her friends, and more than anything else in this world she loved her boys, Jerrod and Cade. They made her laugh and made her cry but more than anything else she loved them for the people they became.  Missi saw the good in everyone. She did not care for gossip or negativity of any kind.  

Missi was the life of the party even when there was no party. She was the favorite Aunt of her nieces and nephew. Missi was creative in so many ways. She could cross-stich, sew, crochet. She made each of her boy’s baby blankets. She could draw, and don’t you dare touch her crayons or markers, because she would fight you over a gel pen.  Missi would lay on the floor with her nieces and nephews and color. They would believe anything she said because Aunt Mimi said so. She was their first art teacher.

She graduated from Kenton Sr. High School in 1989.

Missi worked at the Plaza Inn in Mt Victory for the Elliott Family on and off for over 25 years. She thought of them as her second family and the Elliott’s loved her as their own. Missi loved being a waitress. Her customers made her happy and she will dearly miss them. She was the best pie salesman the Plaza will ever have. The family would like to thank the Elliott’s for the love and support they showed Missi.

We would like to thank everyone for all the prayers and support during this time.  We don’t know how many lives Missi touched and will continue to touch. She gave the ultimate gift by becoming an organ donor, so others could live.  If you would like to make a donation in Missis’ name they can be made to or to Price McElroy Funeral Home in Kenton.

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