WOOSTER – Clarabelle MUSSELMAN, 84, of Wooster, passed into everlasting life on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Wooster Community Hospital after a 6 month illness. Her final days were spent surrounded by her beloved family.
She was born April 5, 1927 in Wooster, the daughter of Warren C and Helen Coddington Messner. She married Harold W. Musselman in 1947. He died in 1993.
She retired from the Apple Creek Developmental Center. Clarabelle was an active member of the Apple Creek United Methodist Church, where she loved singing in the choir and creating beautiful quilts with her friends in the Ladies Sewing Circle. She also enjoyed working with children over the years through the Church/School Tutoring program. Clarabelle’s other interests included flower gardening, feeding her hummingbirds, lunches out with friends and reading. She also was a dog lover. But most of all, Clarabelle was a devoted and loving Mother and Grandmother who always put her family first in her life. She enjoyed family gatherings and making special treats for her kids and made every birthday and holiday special. She will be sadly missed but always in our hearts.
Surviving are her children, Marni (Tom) Jankowski and Brad Musselman both of Wooster, Mick (Stephanie) Musselman and Carol (Ron) Yoder both of Apple Creek; grandchildren, Randee and Tommy Jankowski, Kelly (Nate) Chandler, Maxton, Alysa and Zoe Musselman; great-grandchildren Chloe and Emmy Chandler and a sister, Ethel Shankland of Wooster and her beloved furry companion Jilly.
In addition to her husband, Clarabelle was preceded in death by her parents, a son Randy Musselman in 1967, brothers, Irvin and Forest Messner, sisters, Dorothy Odenkirk and Evelyn Fry.
Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Monday, March 26, 2012 from 6-8:00 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the service at the Church on Tuesday..
Services will be held at the Apple Creek United Methodist Church, 269 W. Main St., Apple Creek on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Sam Troyer officiating. Interment will follow in the Apple Creek Cemetery.
Those who wish may make contributions to the Wayne Co. Humane Society 2nd Chance Fund, 1161 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster, OH 44691 or to the Apple Creek United Methodist Church, 269 W. Main St., Apple Creek, OH 44606
Wayne Co. Humane Society 2nd Chance Fund, 1161 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the Apple Creek United Methodist Church, 269 W. Main St., Apple Creek, OH 44606
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Apple Creek United Methodist Church
Monday, March 26, 2012 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home and 1 hour prior to the service at the Church on Tuesday