Jessie (Jay) Rosenbarger Blessing, 91, Benton County, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at 5:38 p.m. in Rosewalk Village.

She was born and raised in Benton County, Nov. 3, 1926 to the late Charles and Nellie Nichols Rosenbarger.

She married George Blessing on Jan. 11, 1947 and they divorced in October, 1983.

Mrs. Blessing was a farm wife, spending many years working hard on the farm in Tippecanoe County. She then worked as a security guard at Tate & Lyle for 17 years.

She loved her church, West Point United Methodist Church and attended it since 1952. She taught an adult Sunday School class, held several positions on the administrative council, was president of UMW, also chairperson of the Mary Martha Circle. She attended numerous Bible study groups throughout her life. She was an avid reader until Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma took her eyesight away the past two years.

Survivors include her daughter, Kathleen (Allan) Chase, with whom she made her home for 22 years before residing at Rosewalk; two grandchildren, Justin (Errin) Chase, of Charlotte, N.C. and Nicole (Nick) Dellen of Noblesville; two great-grandsons, Max and Bradley Dellen; a sister, Reta Kay Bielik, of Rosebud, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Rosenbarger of Brookston and Kaye Rosenbarger of Fowler; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Maurice, Everett, Ava and William Rosenbarger; five sisters, Louise (Hudson) Nichols, Elizabeth Nichols, Olene (Richard) Mann, Maxine (Lowell) Mitchell, Loretta (Rex) Bowman.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at theWest Point United Methodist Church with Pastor Brenda Burnworth officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The family requests guests to dress casually. Burial will be in West Point Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be directed to Macular Degeneration Research, West Point United Methodist Church or West Point Fire.

A condolence or memory may be left at www.familyand friendsfh.com. Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate is assisting the family.