January 8, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 11:00 AM Vernon Funeral Home
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 5 - 7pm
Jean Comer, 85 of Urbana, passed away peacefully, Sunday, January 8, 2012 in her home.
She was born March 19, 1926 in Concord Township, the daughter of Chester Phillip and Retta Mae Hesselgesser.
Jean was a lifelong resident of Champaign County. She was a graduate of Concord High School and married the love of her life, Tom Comer, on June 30, 1949. Jean was employed by Grimes Aerospace for over 27 years and was a proud member of Newsome Missionary Church in St. Paris.
Because of her love of horses and the great outdoors, Jean belonged to the Saddle Club and Archery Club and enjoyed competing for over 20 years. She loved boating, fishing and camping at Lake Erie. In her later years, she loved to travel in their RV with Tom to spend long winters in the south.
She is survived by her husband, Tom Comer; her son, Don (Carol) Comer of Urbana; her daughter, Brenda Richendollar of Columbus; three grandchildren, Dan and Matt Comer, Donald Sine, nephews Mark (Drinda) Hesselgesser, John (Susan) Hesselgesser and great niece Brooke Hesselgesser.
She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Irene Hesselgesser and her brother Delmer Hesselgesser.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 to 7pm on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 in the funeral home with Rev. Jon Ranous officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral starting at 10:00am. Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery, Urbana.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jean’s memory to Newson Missionary Church, 9310 Cowpath Rd., St. Paris, Ohio 43072.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.