Melvin B. Schupp

Melvin B. Schupp

Melvin B. Schupp, 78, passed away on January 29, 2018 in Independence, Mo. He was born on October 27, 1939 in Sedalia, Mo. to Martin and Willa Mae Schupp.

Melvin grew up in Sedalia, MO and graduated from Smith-Cotton High School. He then attended post-secondary school at UCM in Warrensburg, Mo., where he studied engineering and drafting. He retired from Independence Power and Light as an Electrical Engineer where he worked for 37 years.

In 1961, he married his lifelong love, Ellen Faye (Topel). Together they fulfilled their dream of having a big family and traveling.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping,  hiking and fishing. He loved all things nature, especially the mountains. Above all, he loved spending time with his family.

He served as a Deacon for the 39th Street Church of Christ while living in Independence, MO. When he retired, he moved back to Sedalia, MO. He was a member of the Stewart Avenue Church of Christ in Sedalia. Most recently, he was a member of the Chipman Road Church of Christ, Lee’s Summit, MO. He also served on the board of directors for Little Blue Bible Camp, a place his children and grandchildren dearly love.

Melvin is survived by his spouse, Ellen Faye Schupp of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Tammy and Jon Frye and Shawna and Mike Thompson of Oak Grove, Mo.; Sherry and Ted Cook of New Haven, Mo.; Jason and Karry Schupp of Kansas City, Mo.; Julie and Brent Markham of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; 6 grandchildren; Simon Schupp, Christy Hernandez, J.R. Thompson, Jake Thompson, Taylor Markham and Brenna Markham; and 3 great-grandchildren; Isaac Schupp, Ivy Schupp and Isabella Hernandez. Melvin was preceded in death by his grandson, Joshua Cook.

On Saturday, February 3rd  there will be a visitation at 1:00 and a memorial service at 2:00 at the Chipman Road Church of Christ 201 NW Chipman Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Little Blue Bible Camp, P.O. Box 261, Oak Grove, MO 64075.  



  1. Marlyn Corbin Carswell on June 19, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Faye, so sad to learn of the passing of your husband. My deepest condolences.

  2. Dale and Margie Lacquement on February 3, 2018 at 10:48 am

    We regret we cannot make the trip to MO at this time, but we are especially thinking of Faye and all the family today. We know you are remembering the blessings of a wonderful husband and father and are carrying that in your hearts. God will give you strength and comfort in these days and those to follow. God bless you and guide you. Our love and prayers are with you.

  3. Charles Arnest on February 2, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    From Smith-Cotton classmate; May God bless Melvin’s soul and his family.

  4. Charlotte Topel on February 1, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    This has been a sad week for me every since I heard about Melvin’s death. He was a great brother-in-law to me. I felt if I ever needed anything he would of been there for me. We always had good conversations. He was easy to talk to. I never heard Melvin talk bad about any one. He was a good Christian man and loved loved Faye and his family so much. I’m not able to attend his service as I have been sick and I have heart issues but my thoughts will be with all the family. I will miss Melvin but eased with the thought he is where he prepared to be at the end of his life. The best place he could of travel to. My prayer is that we will see him again some day and the angels sing.

  5. Barbara Freund on February 1, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Faye, so sorry to hear this. Please accept the sympathy of the Class of ’57. Could not copy the obit to send to classmates. Will direct them to this site. May the good memories of your life together sustain you in the days ahead. God bless…

  6. Linda and Dale Fry on January 31, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Melvin was the root of a great family tree.He will be missed. Keep all the memories in your heart and he will always be with YOU. So sorry for your loss.

  7. Lana Williams on January 31, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Melvin was a good man and loved his family. I know you will all miss your sweet daddy.
    Love to you all, Lana

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