Melissa Kay DeCock, 45, of Ottawa, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019, at University of Kansas Health System.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. The family will meet with friends from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the mortuary. Interment Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, Kansas. Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Melissa’s Tribute Wall at

Melissa was born Oct. 16, 1973, in Ottawa, Kansas, the daughter of John A. McIntosh and Teresa C. McIntosh Coulter. She was a lifelong Ottawa resident.

Melissa graduated from Ottawa High School with the class of 1992 and attended Neosho County Community College earning a Certified Nursing Assistant degree in 2015.

She was united in marriage to Noel DeCock Aug. 19, 1994, in Ottawa. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include children, Caylah DeCock, of Ottawa; Miranda DeCock and fiancé, Ali Schnauber, of Wichita; Noel DeCock Jr., of Ottawa; mother, Teresa Coulter, of LeLoup; sister, Angela Moland, of LeLoup; brother, Jerry Frye, also of LeLoup; grandson, Jaaidon DeCock, of Ottawa.

Melissa was preceded in death by her father, John McIntosh.

She was a Certified Nursing Assistant since 2015 working for Morningstar Care Homes in Ottawa and Baldwin City for the last three years.

Melissa enjoyed yard sales, shopping, reading, picture taking and watching her favorite soap operas and Netflix. She especially enjoyed time spent with her children and grandson.