Melody Wilson, aged 63, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, passed away Jan. 11, 2020, at North Kansas City Hospital.
Mrs. Wilson was born Oct. 29, 1956, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Melody was well known in town from working at the local bank, which she retired from after 25 years. During that time, she developed some of her most treasured friendships. She cherished time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The thing she enjoyed most was going to watch her grandson, Kaelan’s baseball games. She was a great cook and enjoyed baking for those she loved. German chocolate cake and carrot bars were two of her most loved and requested treats. She enjoyed trips on the Harley with Don. Melody was a cat lover and had three cats Sonji, Bear and Snowball. Melody also collected bunnies, Fenton Glass and jewelry.
She was preceded in death by her mother, June Leona (Kromrey) Brower; father, Melvin James Brower; stepmother, Laverne Joy (Kelley) Brower; half-brother, Jack Raymond; stepson, Ted Wilson and her husband, Donavon Jerome Wilson.
Melody is survived by her daughter, Shannon (Brennan) Bedford of Excelsior Springs.; stepdaughters, Donna (Norman) Jacques of New Bedford, Massachusetts and Betty (Kenneth) Walker of Acushnet, Massachusetts; brother, Gordon (Diana) Brower of Boise, Idaho; stepsiblings; Brad, Scott and Susie of Washington state and Steve of Excelsior Springs; grandchildren, Emilee Bedford, Kaelan Bedford both of Excelsior Springs; Donald (Valerie) Martin, Tanya (Josh) Garcia, Adam (Sarah) Smale, Kenneth Walker Jr., Jeremy (Sonya) Walker, Yvia Walker; great-grandchildren, Stanley Theunissen of Excelsior Springs, Aiden Martin, Quincy Martin, Harper Martin, Bella Martin, Travis Garcia, Preston Garcia, Emily Garcia, Alex Smale, Jacob Smale, Logan Walker and Cameron Walker.
She will be missed greatly and will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, her sweet spirit, and her genuine thoughtfulness for others.
Visitation will be held from 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, with service following at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Kearney, Missouri, with burial at Masonic Cemetery in Excelsior Springs.