Melanie Tate Saccaro
Melanie Anne, daughter of Reagan and Sandra (Parn) Tate, was born March 9, 1979, in Brookfield. She grew up in Brookfield and always considered it her home. Her childhood was spent close to her family and filled with countless friendships that lasted throughout her life through active participation in her school and Girl Scouts.

On October 15, 2005, she married Mark Saccaro in Chillicothe. They lived in Kansas City and loved spending time with family and their ever-growing circle of friends. On August 19, 2011, Melanie gave birth to their son, Tate Alexander Saccaro, who was a light in her life and who was very much his mother�s son, both physically and in spirit.

Blessed with impeccable taste for design, she graduated in 2004 from Park University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design and was thrilled to make it her life�s work. Professionally, she worked for numerous commercial firms and contributed to several significant design projects in the Kansas City area. She served in various leadership roles within the Kansas City Chapter of the International Interior Design Association. Personally, and more importantly, the design community in Kansas City proved itself to be yet another source of friendships for her.

Melanie will be remembered for a dynamic, outgoing, friendly personality, and was accepting of everyone that crossed her path. Her sense of humor, her greatest attribute, was unmatched by those that knew her and was considered her greatest attribute until her cancer diagnosis in October of 2011. During her fight with cancer her strength and courage revealed themselves to be her defining characteristics.

Survivors include her husband, Mark and son, Tate of Kansas City; her parents Reagan and Sandra of Brookfield; grandmother Dora Tate of Purdin; step-family, Bob Amos, Erik Amos and wife, Jenni Minner; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Nancie Saccaro; sister-in-law, Adrienne Frazier and husband Matt; nephew, Drake Frazier; niece, Julia Amos; and aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Gayle and Alta Mae Parn and Edgar (Bud) Tate and an uncle, Randy Parn.

Her husband, son, and parents offer their sincere gratitude to all of the family and friends that have supported and impacted Melanie throughout her life.