Melinda Lee Mutti was born August 4, 1965, to George E. and Marilyn A. (Mathers) Mutti, in Maryville, Missouri.
She earned a BA in Spanish Education at Central College and a MA degree in Spanish from Central College.
Melinda is survived by her sister Ann Visser of Pella and her brother Joe Mutti of Orlando, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents.