Melissa M. Wooten

Melissa M. Wooten

Melissa passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 6, 2016.

She was born March 17, 1982 in Plainwell to Steven and Charleen (Blanton) Wooten. Melissa was a Plainwell High School graduate and had attended Western, Grand Valley, and KVCC and was close to completing her degree. She enjoyed volunteering at many area nursing homes, loved shopping, going out to restaurants and most of all, spending time with her daughters.

Surviving are her children, Ellyna Mae Ellis and Isabella Mae Wooten; her parents; brother, Steven (Ashley) Wooten; 2 nieces; sister, Kourtney (David) Senters; grandparents, Joyce (Roy) Ellison and William (Judy) Wooten; many aunts, uncles, cousins and her friend, Sherry Morrison.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dollie and D. Dennis Blanton; aunts, Mae Hicks, Freda Tammell and Betty Watson; uncles, Mac Arthur, Dee Blanton, Ernest Dyer and Sammy Blanton; cousins, McKenzie Mills and Kenny Hicks.

Friends may visit with Melissa’s family from 6-8PM on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, August 11, 2016.

Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Melissa may be made to her daughters, Ellyna Mae and Isabella Mae.

Messages of condolence may be posted at

Print Obituary & Condolences Print Obituary & Condolences

Offer Condolence for the family of Melissa M. Wooten

Messages of Condolence

  1. Carolyn Gilson says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. There aren’t words to help but you are in my thought and prayers.

  2. Monica says:

    My heart aches for all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you rest in peace.

  3. Angela Peaster (Ramsey) says:

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and your whole family in the days to come. I love you all very much!

  4. Angela Peaster (Ramsey) says:

    May God be with you and your whole family in the days to come. I love you all very much!

  5. Teresa &John (miller) Ford says:

    Truely sorry for your loss, may the good Lord give you all comfort

  6. Cathy Like (twig) says:

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. Shannon Mori (Vogts) says:

    Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  8. Angie says:

    I am so heart broken. I always loved Missy. We just spoke the other day. I’m so glad we said kind words to each other and said I love you. She will be missed by so many. I will be steady praying for your family and especially her beautiful little girls❤️

  9. Joanne Dalrymple says:

    Sorry for ur loss.

  10. Tara Richter says:

    My deepest sympathy to Missy’s family. May God wrap his arms around you and her 2 sweet girls.

  11. Eva & Tom Hoekstra says:

    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. We will continue to pray for you and your family during this very difficult time. May God give you the peace that you seek. Love Tom & Eva Hoekstra also Sister Anita Turner

  12. JoDee Alegria says:

    I love u all so much, Sissy was diffently one of kind. I will miss her Laugh and her Smile. I will be praying for All of U I love u all.

  13. Elmer & Marlene Carlson says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you.

  14. Rob Ruimveld says:

    Missy was such a kind and caring person. She will be missed.


    So sorry for the loss of your Beautiful Daughter just know that you are in our prayers.

    Love you Johnnie Ray and Wife

  16. Dawn O'Neil ( McGinnis) says:

    Steve and Charleen and family I am so sorry for your loss. May you all feel the arms of God around you at this time. Keeping you in my prayers and thoughts.

  17. shelley slater says:

    I am sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family.

  18. Glenn and Tanya Merica says:

    We are truly heart broken to hear of Missy’s passing. Words cannot express how sorry we are. Prayers to your family and may God’s light shine upon you and comfort you during this time. Missy had such a huge heart , I know she’s in Heaven now still smiling that beautiful smile!

  19. Jenny Steffey says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Missy was such a sweet beautiful girl with such a huge heart. I will be praying for your family during this time of hardship. May God bless you.

  20. Debi says:

    I knew Missy from school. I was a grade behind her but I remember her sticking up for me when I was a freshman in Science class. She was always so kind. May God be with you and your family at this difficult time. I will be praying.

  21. Cathy says:

    Our heart is aching for our little granddaughter, Kyleigh, who has come to know Missy in the past few months. Death is always difficult to explain to a child and no one ever wants their precious little one to have to deal with such grownup issues. We are praying for courage and strength for Missy’s family as they go through this challenging time. We believe that Missy is in Heaven and smiling down on her own little daughters, as well as our Kyleigh and her Mommy and Steven, during this sadness. We are encouraging Ky to remember the fun times at the pool and to be strong for her special friend, little Bella. Prayers and comfort to all. Kyleigh’s Daddy, G’ma and G’pa.

  22. April Bishop says:

    My heart goes out to you guys. Am sorry to hear about your loss she will be missed very much so. Sending loves and prayers your way.

  23. Colleen Crow says:

    Missy was always funny and full of laughs. My sympathy goes out to her family and daughters. May you have comfort knowing that she is in a better place shining down.

  24. Deb Dyer says:

    I am soo sorry for your loss my deepest sympathy is with you all at this difficult time sending love and hugs may you rest in peace Melissa

  25. Ellen says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! I am praying you find comfort in this difficult time! Prayers and thoughts for your family!

  26. Rachel Moyer (Trowbridge) says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Missy. My deepest sympathy to her family and girls.

  27. Andrew Wait says:

    My condolences to the Wooten family. Missy was a great person and I truly am sorry for your loss.

  28. Tara Morris says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Charlene, Steve, and Steven.(Elly n Bella)
    You have been in been in my thoughts all week.
    May God comfort you

  29. Bill Ingersoll says:

    I think the Wod of God says it best:
    24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;
    25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
    And be gracious to you;
    26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
    And give you peace.”
    Numbers 6:24-26

  30. Lynea Hartig says:

    I just saw Melissa at the Otsego Library not more than ten days ago. We looked at each other both knowing that we were somehow connected. I worked with students in Mrs. Lee’s 4th grade classroom at Starr Elementary. Missy and I shared our memories of her time in grade school, laughed, and hugged. I am so shocked and saddened that she is gone from this earth. What a beautiful young woman, inside and out. There are no words that can explain the loss and grief her mom and dad are feeling. None. And her precious daughters – my heart bleeds for them. Holding all the Wootens close to my heart and raising them up in prayer.

  31. Alison Macdonald says:

    i love working with Melissa she was a woundful women she never give up i went to her wedding at the comfort inn for receptection
    I will miss her .i was talking to her at the doctor office

Please share your thoughts ...

  • How do I send condolences?

    At the bottom of this page, you will find a condolence form. You will need to fill out some basic information prior to typing your message. (We will not share your e-mail address with anyone)

    Once you are finished, simply click the submit condolence button. Within 24 hours the condolence will be approved before it is published to the web site.

    We also provide a Tell-A-Friend feature located directly below these instructions. This form allows you to send the obituary to a friend. This is particularly helpful to someone who may live out of town.

  • Share This Obituary

    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.