Baby Child 02

Melissa Suzanne (Stolle) Wannemacher

October 8, 1972 ~ September 13, 2018 (age 45)


MELISSA SUZANNE WANNEMACHER, age 45, of Troy, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Hospice of Dayton.  She was born in Richmond, IN on October 8, 1972 to John M. and Priscilla (Sparks) Stolle of Troy.

In addition to her parents, Melissa is survived by five children: Margaret “Maggie”, Eleanor “Ellie”, Elizabeth “Libby”, John “Jack” and Liam; three siblings: Matthew (Clara) Stolle of Helena, MT, Joshua Stolle and Jessica Stolle, both of Troy; nephew: Samuel; aunts and uncles: Sharon and Bernard “Bud” Werling and Sue and James “Jim” Copp; and extended family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents: James and Virginia Stolle and Richard and Naomi Uhrig.

Melissa was a 1991 graduate of Troy High School, where she was a cheerleader.  She attended The Ohio State University, before receiving her Bachelor and Master’s Degrees from Wright State University in Early Childhood Education.  She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority at The Ohio State University.  She was a teacher for 18 years, having taught preschool at Gettysburg School in Dayton and kindergarten and first grade at Cookson Elementary in Troy.  Melissa was instrumental in teaching young children how to use 9-1-1 and other emergency steps.  She was very active with CISV as a young traveler, adult leader and parent.  Melissa loved Disney World.  Children, her own and others, were her life.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Troy.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy.  Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 PM on Friday at Baird Funeral Home in Troy.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH,  45420, Camp Kesem at The Ohio State University at or Camp Kesem at University of Cincinnati at  Condolences may be expressed to the family at 

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September 21, 2018

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Baird Funeral Home
555 North Market Street
Troy, Ohio 45373

Mass of Christian Burial
September 22, 2018

10:30 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church
409 E. Main Street
Troy, Ohio 45373


Hospice of Dayton Foundation: Hospice of Dayton
324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton OH 45420

Camp Kesem at The Ohio State University at

Camp Kesem at University of Cincinnati at

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