Melissa Ruth is a licensed funeral director and embalmer and has been since 2011. Melissa joined Longview Funeral Home & Cemetery in March of 2015.
Melissa grew up in Lee’s Summit, Mo. and is excited to be back in her hometown area, close to friends and family, helping and educating the community. Melissa began her student work in 2009 at McGilley & Hoge Chapel in Overland Park, Ks. before relocating for her apprenticeship in 2011. After completing her apprenticeship at Springfield Mortuary Service in Springfield, Mo., Melissa continued employment at the location to gain further experience before taking a position as a funeral director and embalmer at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, Mo. in 2014.
Melissa holds her associate degree in Mortuary Science from Kansas City Kansas Community College, earned after completing her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Chemistry from UMKC. She furthered her education by completing her master’s in Business Administration, MBA, in 2013 from the University of Phoenix to better help her understand the business side of the funeral industry.
Melissa currently resides in Raytown, Missouri with her husband and 2 step-sons. She is on the Board of Directors for the Raytown Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors for the Grandview Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce and Raymore Chamber of Commerce, an active volunteer for Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street (winning the New Member Dynamo award in 2016), and sits on several committees.
Comfort and trust of families is most important to Melissa. This is why she believes in bringing customer service back to the forefront and takes pride in honoring the wishes of each family to express their love of the lives they've lost.