Jeri Lee Messner

Birth Date: 
Sunday, November 7, 1943
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, July 9, 2017

WOOSTER – Jeri Lee Messner, 73, of Wooster passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 after a long and courageous battle.

She was born on November 7, 1943 in Barberton to Chucky and Betty Marie McCorkle.  She married Gary R. Messner on April 24, 1971 at St. Mary Catholic Church.  They were married by Father Elmar Marquard.  He survives.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a member of Catholic Daughters of America.  Jeri was a devoted and loving mother along with being an uncomparable grandmother.  She adored her grandchildren.  She was truly an amazing cook and enjoyed cooking for family and friends.  She was a die-hard Pittsburgh Steeler’s fan and would defend them aggressively.  She also enjoyed her Boston Terrier Dogs.

Jeri retired from service with the Ohio Agricultural Technical Institute.

Surviving in addition to her devoted husband, Gary, are her daughters, Deanna Johnson and Joanne (Adam) Messner; grandchildren, Haylie (Josh) Polen and Jasaiah Messner along with very special nieces, Amy Morris and Karen Lawrence, some very special nephews and a sister, Joanne Burnley; special friends and cousins, Don and Linda Himmelright and a brother-in-law and special friend, Steve Messner.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Jeanne Brooks and Karen Rogers and brother’s Vance and Pat McCorkle, and aunts Violet and Evelyn and her best friend, Susan Simons.

Per Jeri’s request, there will be no calling hours and private family services will be held.  Burial will be at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

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Sorry for your loss, Jeri was a great friend, wife, mother and grandmother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Gary, we were so sorry to hear about Jeri's passing. Our heartfelt prayers go out to you and your whole family. We know Jeri fought a long battle...and she is now at peace. Heaven just got another good one. Prayers of comfort and much love to you all.

We are so sorry to hear of aunt Jeri's passing. We truly believe we will see her again. We have so many good memories of her that we will cherish forever. We love all of you and every one of you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

My heart goes out to the family. Sorry for your loss!

My prayers go out to the family. Sorry for your loss.

Gary, we were sorry to hear of Jeri's passing and wanted to send along our condolences to you and your family. Love, Gini and Rick.

Gary and deana, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. God bless you and your family.

I'm so very sorry for this loss. I have never forgotten your family and Jeri always has a special place in my heart. My deepest condolences. She will truly be missed.

I'm so very sorry for this loss. I have never forgotten your family and Jeri always has a special place in my heart. My deepest condolences. She will truly be missed.

Jeri had one of the kindest hearts of anyone I've ever known! I spent many of my teenage days/nights at the Messner's house. Jeri and Gary were always so kind and very dear to me! Jeri will always hold a special place in my heart. My condolences to her devoted husband Gary, and daughters Deanna and Joanne and other family members.

I am so deeply sorry for your loss! Deanna and Joanne- your mother was such an amazing, kind hearted woman! My heart goes out to your entire family.

Sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Gary, Deanna, Joanne, and Family
You Have My Deepest Condolences and Sympathy at the Loss of your Beloved Wife, Mother, and Grandmother. Jeri was such a wonderful person and I am glad I had the pleasure of knowing her! God Bless Each and Everyone of You during this difficult time! Soar High with the Rest of the Angels Jeri for you have Earned Your Wings while here on Earth!!!!
Love Susie

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