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Margaret Irwin Messick (nee: Jansen) of Fort Thomas, KY, formerly of Ashland, KY and Pittsburgh, PA, passed away on September 16, 2017, at Carmel Manor, Fort Thomas, KY.
She was preceded in death by parents, Christian and Frieda (Thoney) Jansen; siblings, Sr. Angela Marie Jansen, CDP, Joseph (Emily) Jansen, Chris (Mary Anita) Jansen and Carroll (Carol) Jansen; and her beloved husbands, William Irwin, (d. 1986) and Harold Messick (d. 2010).
Margaret is survived by her loving children, Mary Irwin (Grant) Scott, Maggie Irwin (Perry Blatz), Bill (Kay) Irwin Jr. and Jim (Gail) Irwin; her five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her step-children, John Messick, Linda (Bill) Marshall and Regina Ann (Steve) Bauscher; and her step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. "Aunt Margie" is also survived by the blessing of her many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends in Northern KY, Ashland, KY and Pittsburgh, PA.
Margie led by example, her faith and by service with thousands of hours of volunteer work in her local churches, schools and hospitals. She gifted many with her talents for sewing, needlepoint, painting, cooking and most importantly the gift of her time and love.
"Generations are soon gone, but memories and love are forever."
The family will gather from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Carmel Manor Chapel, 100 Carmel Manor Rd., Fort Thomas, KY followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 pm. Burial will take place in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Cold Spring, Ky, 41076.
The Dobbling, Muehlenkamp & Erschell Funeral Home are serving the Family.
Memorials are suggested to the Carmel Manor Activity Fund, 100 Carmel Manor Rd., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.
Condolences can be given at dmefuneral.com.
Published on September 19, 2017
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