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Sarah Messina, 94, of McLeansboro, died Sunday, April 10, 2016, at Hamilton Memorial Nursing Center, McLeansboro. She was born Oct. 25, 1921, in Johnston City, the daughter of Walter and Beatrice (Collins) Wilson. She married Simon Messina; he preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 2013. She is survived by three nieces, Donna Hiller of West Frankfort, Lisa Ingram of Ewing and Beverly Gage and husband Herb of McLeansboro; four nephews, Billy Gregory of West Frankfort, Lloyd Gregory of Thompsonville, J.W. Fleming and Steve Fleming; and a sister, Arletta Gregory and husband Dale of West Frankfort. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and a brother. She was a secretary. She enjoyed shopping and cooking. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Harre Funeral Home with the Rev. J.W. Fleming officiating. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, McLeansboro. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, is in charge of all arrangements.
Published on  April 14, 2016
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