Melissa Shepard-Strait

By Ellis Codjoe, February 05, 2019

Melissa LeAnn Shepard-Strait, 41, of Ottumwa died February 1, 2019 at her home.

She was born August 21, 1977 in Ottumwa to Steve and Leslie Cain Shepard.  She married Steve Strait.

Surviving is her husband, Steve; a son, Sandler Strait; her parents, Steve (Leslie) Shepard; a sister, Michelle (Jim) Pirillo; and a brother, Steven Shepard.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, June Cain; her grandfather, Lester Cain; and a cousin, Bryan Shepard.

Her body has been cremated.

A Celebration of Life visitation will begin after 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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