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Rest In Peace: Millissa Beaton a die-hard Kansas City Chiefs fan and Draft Diamonds Writer

Millissa we are going to miss you. May Jesus please watch over your family. Thank You for all your help over the years. Rest In Peace.

We found out tonight that Millissa Beaton a former writer of NFL Draft Diamonds and a die hard Kansas City Chiefs fan passed away this past weekend. She was such a joy to work with and she was a dedicated fan. It is with heavy hearts we make this post.

Millissa Kelly Beaton, 49, of Moberly, passed away at her home Sunday, December 15, 2019.

Millissa was born in Kansas City, MO on May 8, 1970 to Christine Perry and George Andreson.  She attended Evangel College in Springfield, where she attained a Bachelor of Science in Government.  Millissa was a hard worker, and worked at Best Buy for sixteen years; most recently as a paralegal for Attorney Gillis Leonard and Jill Creed.  She was a passionate Kansas City Chiefs fan, always cheering Mahomes on!  Millissa was a homebody who loved spending time with her family. She loved to watch the X-Files and was a devoted fan of the Star Wars saga. She enjoyed listening to Judy Garland and Dave Matthews Band.  She was very talented on the guitar and was self-taught.  In her free time, she enjoyed playing Lego Star Wars and Red Dead Redemption on her Xbox.  Millissa had two four legged pets she dearly loved, her sphynx cats Joey and Phoebe.

Nothing held Melissa down.  In spite of early physical limitations, she remained steadfastly optimistic and was a beacon of light to those around her.  She had a devout relationship with Jesus and unconditional love for her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

Those preceding Melissa in death are her mother Christine Perry and her partner Homer Hoover.

She is survived by her sister, Tiffany Belt of Moberly; nieces, Mallory Belt and Christina Williams and nephew Nicholas Williams (Jacob Harmon); great nieces, Annessa Belt and Jaxstyn Dickey; cousins, Michael (Jennifer) Jennings, Shelly McCullough, Billie Jo Flook and Terry (Dusty) Martin all of Kansas City.

Services for Millissa will be held Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home. 

Visitation will be from 4:00 until time of service at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 9370 Olive Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63132.To send flowers to the family of Millissa Beaton, please visit Tribute Store.

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