Melissa Stroud Lenox, Iowa Feb. 21, 1958-Sept. 18, 2019 Melissa Stroud, age 61, of Glenwood, Iowa entered into peace Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Lenox Care Center, Lenox, Iowa. A Gathering of friends and family was held Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10:00 AM at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be given in her name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa, where we 'Celebrate Life'. Melissa Janelle (Scroggs) Stroud age 61 of Lenox, Iowa formerly of Clarinda and Glenwood passed away on September 18, 2019 in Lenox. Melissa was born February 21, 1958 in Clarinda, Iowa to Miriam Jane (Taylor) Scroggs and Harold Leon Scroggs of Clarinda. In 1978, Melissa was united in marriage to Steve Stroud of Glenwood. From this union, she was blessed with two sons, Joshua Robert in 1978 and Andrew Jacob in 1982. Melissa and Steve were later divorced. Melissa was preceded in death by her parents in 1993 and her beloved son Andy in 2015. Melissa is survived by her loving son Joshua Stroud of Pacific Junction, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Shala Stroud and the lights of her life, granddaughters, Alyse Jordyn and Zoe Jayne Stroud of Clarinda; sisters, Pam (Mike) Chambers and family of Clarinda, Penny (Larry) Eichelberger and family of Glenwood, Peggy (Dan) Webb and family of Pacific Junction, Iowa and Laura Graves and family of Clarinda; numerous extended family and many friends.

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