DENNEY, Melissa Marie, 35, transitioned into God's Kingdom Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at the Shaffer Plaza in Steubenville.
She was born Aug. 4, 1976, in Steubenville, Ohio.
While she struggled in a lifelong battle with myotonic dystrophy she always maintained a cheerful disposition and was loved by all. She will be deeply missed by family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her father James Wright.
Melissa is survived by her "mother" Susan Wright Bongart, wife of the Rev. Mike Bongart; biological father Patrick Denney; brothers James (Tracy) Wright and Robert (Denise) Wright, both of Steubenville, John (Peggy) Wright of Mingo Junction; sister, Lisa (Bobby) Tolliver of Mingo Junction; grandmother Margaret Ruckman of Mingo Junction; aunts and cousins; and her extended family at Home "A," Shaffer Plaza.
Friends will be received at the Everhart-Bove Funeral Home, 685 Canton Road, Wintersville, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Michael E. Bongart officiating.
Burial will follow at Fort Steuben Burial Estates.
Send condolences at www.everhart-bovefuneralhomes.com