Rhonda Lynn Melling (Stewart) 63 of Kansas City passed away 06/06/2020.

Born April 5, 1957 to Ellis N. and Myrtle E. (McGuire) Stewart. The job she took the most pride in was being a loving mother, though she also was a volunteer librarian, substitute  teacher, assistant and clerk. She had a Masters in Religion and in Library Science.

Rhonda is survived by a her children,  Joel Melling and Nicole Melling, her sister, Marjory Warlick, five brothers, Paul (Kay) Stewart, Duane (Bonnie) Stewart, Delbert (Linda) Stewart, Brad (Bambi) Stewart, and James (Lisa) Stewart, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Karen Stewart and Joan Anderson and her brother Dale Stewart.

She was an avid reader of all types of literature and non-fiction and shared that love with her children from an early age. Rhonda was immensely proud of her children, and leaves behind beautiful memories.

Visitation will be Friday, June 19, 2020 between 6 and 8 pm at Signature Funerals, 406 E Bannister Rd. Ste D. Kansas City, MO 64131.  The family requests that people make donations to the Mid-Continent Public Library in lieu of sending flowers.