Susan Joy Messman, 66, of Homer, Illinois, passed away on April 27th, 2023, surrounded by family and loved ones.
Susan was born on June 19th, 1956, to Ralph and Betty Taylor in Germany. She graduated from ABL High School in 1974. She graduated from Parkland College in 1976 with a degree in medical record coding and began her career working at Burnham Hospital/Covenant Hospital where she worked for 40 years.
In 1974, she met her husband, Paul Messman, and they wed in 1976. In 1978 and 1984 they were blessed with the birth of their sons Craig and Jeff. Her boys were her life, and she did everything she could to be with them. Even until the end she made sure to let her sons know she never stopped fighting.
Susan loved all things that evolved around athletics. She would regularly attend football and basketball games cheering on her beloved Illini. She also loved to travel, especially if there was a beach.
Anyone who knew Susan knew that she was a the most loving mother and wife a family could ask for. Susan is survived by her loving husband, Paul Messman, of Homer, IL; her sons, Craig and Jeff Messman, Son-in-Law, Troy Molitor, Daughter-in-Law, Sarah Messman, three grandchildren, Lucy, Luke, and Maggie, and sister, Sandy Erwin. Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Betty Taylor (Homer) and grandparents, Louis and Floy Mosier (Ridge Farm) and John and Robeka Taylor (Homer).
A “Celebration of Life & Memorial Service” will be held on Sunday, April 30th, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 390 Country Rd 2400 E, Broadlands, IL 61816. Flowers or memorials may be sent to Immanuel Lutheran Church.
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