Melanie K. Long
(nee Hawse) Departed this life, Saturday, March 9, 2019.
Beloved wife of Patrick J. Long, dear mother of Connor, Ethan, Riley, and James Long, dear daughter of Daun Hawse and the late Ruth Hawse (nee Koostra), dear sister of Stephanie (Allen) Aubuchon, dear daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, niece, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend.
“To know Melanie was to love Melanie. She touched so many lives with her warmth and instant friendship. No one was a stranger for long. Melanie had close and cherished relationships from every aspect of her life. She became a part of every soul she touched. She was everyone’s favorite patient as she courageously battled cancer with all she had to give. Melanie’s greatest joy in life was being an amazing mom to four phenomenal children.”
Services: Visitation and funeral service will be held at The Rock Church of St. Louis, 15101 Manchester Road, Ballwin, MO 63011. Visitation on Friday, March 15 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 a.m. The family encourages everyone to feel free to wear pink in support of breast cancer research. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer Society or Camp Kesem appreciated.