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Melissa "Missy" R Takas

June 28, 1979 — January 5, 2024


Services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, January 11, 2024, Melissa R. Takas, 44, who passed away unexpectedly on January 5, 2024.

Melissa was born in Youngstown, Ohio on June 28, 1979, to Phil and Bev (Hackney) Willich. Missy was a graduate of Poland Seminary High School and went on to earn her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Freed Hardeman University. She was the Director of Production Planning at Vallourec Steel and was proud to be the fourth generation of her family employed in the steel industry.

On September 17, 2005, she married her husband Daniel Takas and together they have two daughters. Missy enjoyed photography, gardening, and birdwatching. She was a career woman, a devoted wife and mother, and a hard worker. She volunteered with numerous organizations including Junior Achievement, and her church, Jubilee Christian Fellowship Church in Canfield. Melissa was caring, compassionate, and always put others’ interests ahead of her own.

Melissa leaves behind to cherish her memory her parents Phil and Bev; husband Daniel; daughters Victoria and Elizabeth; sister Pam (Blue) Buchanan; brother-in-law Nathan (Tara) Takas; sister-in-law Jessica Takas; four nieces and many friends.

Family and friends may call Thursday January 11, from 9:30am-11:00am at Jubilee Christian Fellowship Church, 5110 S. Canfield-Niles Rd, Canfield, Oh 44406. The family requests in lieu of flowers that material donations be made to Compassion International in Missy’s honor. To send online condolences please visit

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

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