Melissa Beth Rone

RONE Melissa Beth Rone, age 38, went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 12, 2012. She was born November 18, 1973 in Park Ridge, Illinois. Melissa graduated in 1992 from Westerville North High School, graduated with a BS from Bowling Green State University and later went on to receive her Master's from The Ohio State University. For almost 18 years, she did what she loved as a teacher in the Columbus City Schools. She was a teacher that loved her students and was well respected by her peers and superiors. As an active member of the Chrysalis C.A.R.E.S. and Emmaus Community of Columbus, Melissa shared her faith with many and served humbly. Melissa enjoyed teaching children in her classroom, camping, baking, and being with family and friends. She lived life to the fullest, with no regrets and a smile on her face. Melissa had a great sense of humor and a gentle soul. She will be deeply missed. Melissa is survived by her parents, Dennis and Barbara (Ferrell) Rone; brother, Jeffrey (Dawna) Rone; long time friend, Annette Tooman; extended family and dear friends. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Grove City United Methodist Church, 2650 Columbus Street, Grove City. Funeral will be held at the Grove City United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012 with Rev. Dr. Dennis Miller and Rev. James Freshour co-officiating. Internment Maplewood Cemetery, New Albany. Contributions in Melissa's memory may be made to Charity Newsies, 4300 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, OH 43214. Visit to share a favorite memory or photo of Melissa.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 15, 2012