Melvin E. Routh, Sr.
May 15,1937---Sep 02,2020

Melvin Eugene Routh Sr., born May 15, 1937, passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, September 2, 2020, surrounded by his immediate family. The second son of Paul and Thelma Routh, Melvin grew up in the Turner area, and graduated from Turner High School in 1955. He went to work at the Santa Fe Railroad after high school and was a Locomotive Engineer until retiring in 1999. Melvin married Marianne Brown from Marshall MO in 1958, and she survives of the home. Melvin served in the USNR from 1956 until 1961. He had four children, Sheryl Dollar, Kansas City, KS, Lynda Routh, Lake Stevens, WA, Melvin Routh Jr. (Brenda), Belton, MO, and Cynthia L. Routh, Greenwood Village, CO, six grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, sister, Dorothy Conner (Dale) and many nieces & nephews. He was preceded by his mother and father and brothers, Arthur L. Routh and Paul E. Routh of Shawnee. Melvin was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and The Green Club.




The Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 10, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th St. Kansas City, KS. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery.





Marcia Taylor Sep 04 ,2020

friend ,Kansas city ,Kansas

Thinking of you and your family. You are an angel of nurse and person . I send my love and prayers .Marcia Taylor

Mic Houghton Sep 04 ,2020

ATSF ,Green Valley ,Arizona

I worked with Melvin as a brakeman on the Eastern Division occasionally between 1967 and 1988...always a great experience. God Bless family and friends!

Betsy Donnelly Sep 05 ,2020

Friend ,Mission hills ,Kansas

Dear Cindi, Marianne, Lynda and All: what a treasure dear Melvin was. I remember his kindness and beaming smile at a few of your family parties! You could not have picked a more beloved father and husband then his sweet soul. May God bless you all at this time of heartbreaking loss. I send love and prayers to the Routh family.

Mary Blaise Sep 07 ,2020

friend ,Louisburg ,Kansas

Marianne and family, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time.

Jennifer Kanan Sep 08 ,2020

Friends ,Lee’s Summit ,Missouri

On be half of my parents, John and Linda Riley, we wish to convey sincerest condolences to the Routh family on the Melvin who is remember fondly by John as a good friend and fellow classmate. Blessings to your family at this transitional time.

Judy Moya-Martinez Sep 08 ,2020

KOAT ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Cindi and Lynda, I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I will be praying that God comforts you and your family during this tough time. Please let me know if you need anything from us at KOAT. Sincerely, Judy Moya-Martinez 505-307-6426

Jerry & Judy Brownawell Sep 09 ,2020

Turner neighbors ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Dear Marianne & Family, Please accept our condolence for your great loss. I always enjoyed working with and being around Melvin and I'm sure he will be missed by many. Sincerely, Jerry & Judy Brownawell

Elizabeth Morris Sep 10 ,2020

friend of family ,shawnee ,Kansas

Praying for peace for your family and comforting times together as you remember Melvin. He was one of my Dad's(Charlie Hauk) dearest friends and I have many fond memories at your house growing up. I am sorry I can't be at the services today, but I will be thinking of you and praying for you.

Joe and Deb Stankiewicz Sep 15 ,2020

Friend ,Basehor ,Kansas

Marianne, So sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing. Thinking of you and yours at this difficult time and praying that you find comfort in your many joyful memories. Joe & Deb

Funeral Mass
St. Patrick Catholic Church
1086 North 94th Stret
Kansas City
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Sep 10 ,2020
10:00 AM
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