June M. Messer
March 03, 1933 ‒ January 07, 2016
The center or “heart” of her family, June Messer was a dependable wife, mother and grandma. A wonderful woman who seemed to have a bright smile and kind words, she invested in those she loved. Her giving heart now at rest, June passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016 in Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital. She was 82.
The daughter of Arnold and Eleanor Bertha (Coss) Goranson, June was born March 3, 1933 in Portville, New York and was graduated from Olean High School.
As a teenager, June first met Robert Messer while roller skating. The two were married on April 21, 1951 and in 1955 they moved from New York to Mt. Vernon.
June served as Girl Scout leader, she was a member of the Mother of Twins Club, the local Elks, the Town and Country Dance Club, and also bowled. Competitive, June would happily shout “Bingo”! She enjoyed playing multiple cards at once, and even had her own chips, dauber, and carrying case. June also enjoyed playing euchre.
She loved dancing together with Robert. The two also traveled to all of the 50 states as well.
A sports fan, June recently began rooting for the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns and NASCAR too. More importantly, June supported her grandchildren. Many times driving between 2 and 3 games per day, she just didn’t want to be missed. Tender-hearted she loved her K-9 companion Patches.
A wonderful cook, family favorites included orange cookies and sugar cookies. Thanksgiving meals weren’t complete without her delicious homemade stuffing. She also baked the best Swedish rolls.
June is survived by her husband Robert Messer of Mansfield; children Deborah Hudepohl of Mansfield, Dawn (Sean) Foster of Grove City, Paul (Cathy) Messer of Bellefontaine, Brian (Lisa) Messer of Mt. Vernon, and Bruce (Patricia) Messer of Cheyenne, Wyoming; 11 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; brother John (Barbara) Goranson of Deland, Florida; sister-in-law Judy Goranson of The Villages, Florida, brother-in-law William (Dorothy) Messer of Olean, New York; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Richard Goranson, sister Marjorie (Roger) Button; son-in-law Fred Hudepohl, brother-in-law James (Margaret) Messer.
Her family will receive friends Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 4–7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where her funeral service will be Friday at 11 am. Pastor Joe Messer will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Richland County Humane Society or American Heart Association may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com