Melinda Rodgers-Young
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Memories & Candles

“Melinda with her dazzling smile and remarkable personality will sadly be missed. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no...Read More »
1 of 35 | Posted by: Mitch and Patricia - Carlyle, IL

“Thank you Melinda for the memories. You were a wonderful person and a important part of my life. I'm thankful that I was blessed enough to have you...Read More »
2 of 35 | Posted by: Old Friend - Hazelwood, MO

“my hearts and love go out to you my family ”
3 of 35 | Posted by: mattie pearl rule - durant, MS

“i am the daughter of mattie pearl and my prayres are with you my family....love you all!!!!! ”
4 of 35 | Posted by: lakisha (chelle) wyatt - durant, MS

“We were so blessed to have Melinda as our friend and neighbor, everyday when she walked out her front door and saw us she had the biggest smile and...Read More »
5 of 35 | Posted by: Kaz & Cathy Paz - St. Peters , MO

“With Love ”
6 of 35 | Posted by: Nona Haywood Polk - Sanford, FL

“My Love and Prays with the Family doing this time. ”
7 of 35 | Posted by: Nona Haywood Polk - Sanford, FL

“I would like to send prayers to the family as they go through a difficult time. May God continue to watch over you mor than ever. ”
8 of 35 | Posted by: Ericka Holyfield - Florissant, MO

“I heard of your sad passing from an online friend who loved you so dearly. May peace be with your family and will always remember what a beautiful...Read More »
9 of 35 | Posted by: Sharon Salyers - Lexington, KY

“Just thinking of your family and my heart goes out to you. I am so blessed that I got to see what an awesome family and bond you had. Your sister...Read More »
10 of 35 | Posted by: Heidi Zeigler - IL

“We will miss you. You and your family are always in our hearts.We love you all so much. Abby as has a very special angel watching over her. Love to...Read More »
11 of 35 | Posted by: John and Helen Mohan - Kirkwood, MO

“Praying for God's Blessing for strength and faith during this time. God has called a beautiful angel home. ”
12 of 35 | Posted by: Renee Martin - Florissant, MO

“LIBOS ”
13 of 35 | Posted by: Julie Robinson - sorority sister

“My heart goes out to you and your family Michelle. Melinda was such a wonderful and brave person and will be missed. Libos. ”
14 of 35 | Posted by: Jenny - MO - Sorority Sister

“Michelle, words cannot express how truly sorry I am for your loss. Melinda was a wonderful person and will be missed. ”
15 of 35 | Posted by: Charity Owens - Cape Girardeau , MO

“What a beautiful spirit and infectious smile. We have so many fond memories of Melinda. You couldn't ask for a better neighbor or friend. We will...Read More »
16 of 35 | Posted by: Rob & Missy Heuermann - MO

“You will be forever missed. ”
17 of 35 | Posted by: Denisa Huff

“To the Rodgers-Young family, Jay Hoover is my son, and a dear friend of Michelle and Melinda. Their journey started as friends in freshmen year...Read More »
18 of 35 | Posted by: Patricia Moore - O'Fallon, IL

“Rimiko, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your dearest friend. I can tell from the many things you shared with me, how important and special...Read More »
19 of 35 | Posted by: Nancy Friesen

“Melinda was one of my managers at Bath and Body Works several years ago. I always loved her positive attitude--she always had a smile on her face and...Read More »
20 of 35 | Posted by: Bridget Berliner - saint louis, MO

“Our hearts go out to your entire family. We will keep you in our prayers. Mark please let us know if you or your family need anything. Your family...Read More »
21 of 35 | Posted by: Julia B Jennings & Heather Bernardon - MO

“My heart goes out to all in Melinda's family and wide circle of friends. She was a beautiful woman with a radiant spirit, and she always knew how to...Read More »
22 of 35 | Posted by: Julie Stoverink - Atlanta, GA

“May the light and sparkle that lit up your eyes forever shine in our hearts. Libos! ”
23 of 35 | Posted by: Becky Stull - Cape Girardeau, MO

“May GOD wrap his loving arms around the entire Rodgers and Young family and those closest and dearest to Melinda. We send our prayers from Jerome and...Read More »
24 of 35 | Posted by: Angeniene L. Mitchell - Vancouver, WA

“I just want you to know how sorry I am, Kevin ,that you lost your beautiful wife. Words can not express the deepest sympathy I have for what you are...Read More »
25 of 35 | Posted by: Suzan Ward - Cape Girardeau, MO

“Melinda was a strong woman. I'm glad to have known her and her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Only thru the process of life and death...Read More »
26 of 35 | Posted by: Josh Lukefahr - Jackson, MO

“I will never forget the fond memories of Melinda. She was a one of the most fun people to be around. She was able to effortlessly make everyone else...Read More »
27 of 35 | Posted by: Kelsey Griffin - Bozeman, MT

“We are all going to miss you! ”
28 of 35 | Posted by: Tiffany Fanning-Heise - st louis, MO

“Her beautiful smile and magnetic personality will be greatly missed. Love you Michelle, praying for you and your family during this difficult time....Read More »
29 of 35 | Posted by: Maureen Montgomery - MO - friend

“Melinda, you were one of those rare people on Earth who always lifted others up, never bringing them down. Of the hundreds of times I have been...Read More »
30 of 35 | Posted by: Joe Jones - Springfield, MO

“I will always remember your sweet, loving and silly personality! You were special and beautiful to all that knew you. Rest peacefully, Melinda. You...Read More »
31 of 35 | Posted by: Linda Faulkner - Dardenne Prairie, MO

“Your infectious smile and beautiful personality will be missed. We love you!!! RIP Melinda! ”
32 of 35 | Posted by: Suzanne Heastrup - St Louis, MO

“You will be missed Melinda, you brought sunshine to my life and many others... ”
33 of 35 | Posted by: Renee - Sorority Sister

“RIP my sweet sister, forever in my heart. Libos ”
34 of 35 | Posted by: Denise Williamson-Floyd - MO

“You made the world a better and happier place, Melinda. ”
35 of 35 | Posted by: Molly McMahon - Sorority Sister


Rodgers-Young, Melinda JoAnn, of St. Peters, Missouri, died on Monday, November 12, 2012 at the age of 35. Loving wife of Kevin Young; beloved daughter of Alice M. Rodgers and the late Joseph Rodgers; adored sister of Joseph (Jody) Rodgers, Michael Rodgers, Mark Rodgers, and Michelle (George) Mitchom. Melinda is also the beloved aunt of seven, cousin, Godmother of one, and friend to many. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta of Southeast Missouri State University, and attended Calvary Church. Memorials may be made to Autism Speaks.