Sara Lynn Messenger, 71, of Wooster, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Barberton Citizens Hospital following a brief illness. Sara was born September 27, 1942 in Cleveland, to the late Merlyn A. and Sophia Jane (Shannon) Steele and married Jerry I. Messenger on September 22, 1962, he survives.
She retired from K-Mart in Wooster and had previously worked at Smithville-Western Care Center. She had made her home in Seville for many years moving to Wooster in 2008 and was a member of Creston Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed bowling, playing Bingo, traveling and spending time with her family.
She will be greatly missed by her husband, Jerry; her three children, Tricia (John) Swartzentruber of Rittman, Mary (Chad) Grimm of Dover and Jerry D. (Kelly) Messenger of Creston; and her five grandchildren, Hanna Swartzentruber, Jay Grimm and Tyler, Isabella and Brayden Messenger.
Her parents and a brother, Merlyn F. Steele died previously.
Services will be Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2 P.M. at Creston Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Alice Phillips officiating. Friends may call from 12 Noon until time of services at the church.
Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com
Memorials may be made to Creston Presbyterian Church, 13070 Cleveland Rd., Creston, OH 44217.