Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years


Rosemary T. Messner, 86, of Gillespie, Ill., died on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at Heritage Health of Gillespie. She was born on May 12, 1936, in Graz, Austria, to Karl and Regina (Pongraz) Messner.

She was a pianist and choir director at SS Simon & Jude Church for many years. She was a member of the SS Simon and Jude Altar Society.

She is survived by several cousins in Austria; special friend, Becky Cerkoski; several closer friends and Bill Ruyle's special family. Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m. at SS Simon & Jude Church in Gillespie.

Memorials may be made to SS Simon & Jude Choir or Partnership for Educational Excellence District 7. Condolences may be left online at http://www.kravanya Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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