Melissa Schanz, age 53, of Quincy, was called home on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 6:39 pm in her home.
Melissa was employed as a CNA at the Illinois Veteran’s Home for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, drinking beer, camping, go kart races, and boat races. Melissa always enjoyed listening to music and dancing.
In addition to her husband, Billy, she is survived by her daughter, Erin Cheney of Quincy; four sisters, Judy (Jim) Reid, Jennifer Hummel, Melinda (Pat) Cannon, and Michelle (Troy) Schafer; three brothers, Jim Sparrow, Ron (Sherry) Sparrow, and Gary Slater; eight grandchildren, Brittany Cheney, Erica, Dawn, Damon Jr. and Destany Hudson, Alissa Wagner, and Liam and Sarian Tate; four great-grandchildren, Alayna, Mason, Rayshaun, and Ayce; her mother-in-law, Sally Schanz; a brother-in-law, Richard (Sandy) Schanz; and a sister-in-law, Trish (Frank) Beovich.
Melissa was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Rodney Sparrow and Darin Slater in infancy, her father-in-law, John “Bill” Schanz, Jr., and a sister-in-law, Belinda Wingerter.
Services: 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Rev. Dennis Thomas officiating.
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois
Visitation: 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Tuesday November 6, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
Memorials: Blessing Hospice or Grandview Church
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.