Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


March 13, 2014

Jerolyn Ruth Blessing

May 12, 1933 - March 7, 2014

Jerolyn Ruth Blessing, 80, Kokomo, was ushered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Friday, March 7, 2014. She was born May 12, 1933, in Tipton Township, Cass County, to Benjamin C. and Ruth Lois (Cotterman) Couch. On March 19, 1977, she married Robert J. Blessing, who survives.

For several years, Jerolyn worked in the cafeteria at the Galveston Elementary School. She also worked in the dentistry field and the area of floristry. However, her first love was being a homemaker. She loved cooking and preparing meals for family get-togethers and being with her children and grandchildren on special occasions.

Jerolyn loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and accepted him as her personal savior at an early age. She was active in the First Landmark Baptist Church ministries. She was church pianist, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, and worked in the Children’s Discovery program.

She is survived by her husband; mother, Ruth Lois (Cotterman) Couch; children, Scott (Jane) Fague, Tipton, Leslie (Jay) Haas, Raymore, Mo., and Steve (Onda) Fague, Flora; stepdaughter, Kris (Scott) Pearce; grandchildren, Erin (Corey) Scott, Clay Fague, Jacob (Joan) Fague, Lucas Fague, Elizabeth Barton, Adrianne Courter, Stephanie (Andy) Brown, Andrew (Mandy) Barton, Megan (Adam) Smith, and Clint Fague and fiancee Leanne Raney; great-grandchildren, Jack and Ben Scott, Macy and Parker Fague, Joy and Julia Fague, Ethan and Isaac Courter, Kyle and Chloe Brown, Reagan and Warren Barton, and Molly Smith; stepgrandchildren, Mallory Pearce, Jessica Pearce and Kylie Pearce; stepgreat-granddaughter, Cataleigha Pearce; brother, Charles (Carolie) Couch, Kokomo; nieces, Jean Ubik, and Karen Sue Frew; great-nieces, Sara Webber, and Katie Ubik; and great-nephews, Brandon Frew, and Tyler Frew.

She was preceded in death by her father; a grandson, Benjamin Fague; and a great-grandson, Nathan Hahn.

The funeral service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, with Pastor Bob Morphew officiating. Entombment followed in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to First Landmark Baptist Church. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.

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