Kena Lynn Bengsch-Melton, 62 of Springfield, concluded life's journey peacefully on April 8, 2024, surrounded by her cherished family.

Her career was a testament to her compassion and dedication, first as an LPN in pediatrics at Smith Glynn Callaway Clinic, and later as a school nurse in the Willard school district, where she ultimately rose to the position of Director of Nursing.

Kena is survived by her loving husband, Mike Melton; her devoted children, Sasha Rahn and husband Justin; Landen Melton and wife Greta; and others.

Kena's family will be hosting a celebration of Kena's life will be held at Crossway Baptist Church, on April 19th at 3:00 pm.

Floral arrangements are to be delivered to the church.

 In lieu of flowers and in honor of Kena's enduring spirit and compassionate heart, the family requests that donations be made to: Seasons Hospice 1831 W. Melville Rd. Springfield, MO 65803

The American Diabetes Association,, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900 Arlington, VA 22202 - Donations by mail: P.O. Box 7023 Merrifield, MO 22116- 7023