Jessica Nicole West Chrobak
April 12, 1987 ‒ November 09, 2011
You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. Everyone who knew Jessica West Chrobak, couldn’t help but to fall in love with her for she sang a song everyone could hear.
The angels in heaven now have another beautiful voice in their choir, as Jessica Nicole West Chrobak, joined them on Wednesday afternoon, November 9, 2011, because of injuries she sustained in an automobile accident. She was 24 years young and of Neenah, Wisconsin, and formerly of Cardington, Ohio.
On April 12, 1987, Jessica was born at Morrow County Hospital in Mount Gilead, the precious daughter of Charisse (Eckard) West Adkins and Jeffrey West.
Jessica started at the Gilead Christian School and later graduated from Cardington Lincoln High School in the Class of 2005, where she participated in Show Choir, various plays, softball, and 4-H where she showed rabbits and was a reporter.
Furthering her education, Jessica first attended the Ohio State University in Marion, and then transferred to Kent State University where she earned degrees in both Psychology and English, and assisted one of her teacher’s with completing a psychology book. While there she also fell in love with a fellow psychology student, Quin Chrobak, whom she married at a small chapel on campus on August 19, 2010.
Together, Quin and Jessica moved to Neenah, Wisconsin, where Quin became a professor at the University of Wisconsin at their Oshkosh branch and where Jessica was working on her master’s degree. Wanting to help those with disabilities, she also began working at the Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program helping children with autism. She immediately bonded with her students, and tried to help them form new habits and ways of life.
Having worked most of her life and all through school, Jessica spent the most time working at Perkins Restaurant in Marion as a server.
For Jessica, “music was her therapy”. She would sing if she was happy or sad, and when she wasn’t singing she was listening to the music that warmed her heart. When she was younger, Jessica loved traveling to different talent shows to sing and dance, going as far as Alabama to sing in a contest and even teaching herself to yodel. She also loved singing in high school and college, and would even sing karaoke in bars if it meant she got to sing.
A very spiritual young woman, Jessica was a member of the Canaan United Methodist Church, where she was baptized.
Having a heart of gold, Jessica truly loved helping people and she wanted to help everyone she could. Through her psychology studies, her goal was to help change the lives of people who struggled with disabilities.
With her fun loving, outgoing and bubbly personality, you couldn’t help but to love Jessica. She will forever be missed by her husband, Quin Chrobak of Neenah, Wisconsin; her father, Jeffery (Peggy Reeve) West of Mount Gilead; her mother, Charisse (Larry) Adkins of Cardington; two step brothers: Nicholas Adkins and Devin Reeve; two step sisters: Christin Adkins and Kalen Reeve; twin niece and nephew: Curtis and Morgan Staley; her maternal grandparents; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents.
Her family will greet friends from 3 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at the Gilead Friends Church, 3613 Gilead Twp. Rd. 115, Mount Gilead. A service in celebration of her life will also be held there on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Brian Mosher officiating. Burial will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery in Mount Gilead.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 5900 Roche Drive #250, Columbus, Ohio 43229-3277, in support of her friend, Beth Faulkner.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead is honored to have been chosen to serve Jessica’s family, and condolences may be expressed to them online by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.