Melissa MacDonald

Melissa MacDonald, 49, of Bonner Springs, KS passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019.

Melissa was born on March 28, 1970 to Michael S. Sopko and Linda (Lynn) K Griffin-Sopko in Merriam, KS.  She was a graduate of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in 1988. She attended UMKC with a music scholarship.

She was preceded in death by her father, Michael S. Sopko; paternal grandparents, Mike and Stella Sopko; maternal grandparents, Genna G. Ellis-Lubbe, James Griffin Jr., maternal step-grandparents, Norman and Jean Walters. 

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth MacDonald; mother, Linda K Sopko; sister, Lisa Jean Sopko-Fogarty and husband Kevin Fogarty; brother, Michael A. Sopko; aunt, Robbin McGuire.

Melissa was a long time member and board member of Beak and Wings bird shelter. She was an avid animal lover and pleased to attain a large yard for goats and chickens. Melissa had a love of baking and enjoyed sharing food.


A visitation will be from 5:00-8:30, Friday, December 20, 2019 at Amos Family Funeral Home, 10901 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203. Interment will be 12:00 pm, Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery  at the Holy Family Mausoleum, 83rd Street and Quivira  Road, Lenexa, KS. (913) 371-4040.


Memorial contributions may be made to Beak N Wings Inc., Parrot Rescue, Adoption and Education; 9010 Rosehill Road, Lenexa, KS 66215. (913) 322-3398;


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2 Comments on “Melissa MacDonald”

  1. John S. Lucas Says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Melissa’s family and other friends. We went to elementary school together and lived on the same block as children. I moved away but have kept in touch and seen Melissa from time to time over the years. Back then, of course, I knew her as Missy. She was, as so many have noted, always a generous, kind, thoughtful spirit. She made everyone feel welcome wherever she went. At the same time, she had a sharp wit and a wonderful sense of humor. She was a joy to be around, and I know her passing is a loss for those whom she touched. John Lucas, Washington DC (formerly of Shawnee, KS)

  2. Eunice & Casey Mollett Says:

    So sorry to Melissa’s family.

    Melissa we will miss you so much, love you tons.

    Eunice and Casey Mollett and family.

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