Elizabeth L. “Beth” Messman, 52, of Woodstock, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at her home.
She was born in Woodstock on Jan. 23, 1967, to Marion and Grace (Thompson) Messman. That was the same day as the blizzard in 1967.
Beth was a graduate of Woodstock Community High School. She was inducted into the high school Hall of Fame as a member of the volleyball class of 1985. She worked for many years at Woodstock Auto Body. She enjoyed making bracelets to support multiple myeloma. Beth fought multiple myeloma as well as other illness for over 18 years. She was a fighter, and will be missed.
She is survived by her two children, Gary Fike and Kaitlin (Edward Endl) Fike; her partner, Bill Olson; four brothers, Jerry, Ed, Steve (Diane) and Peter (Sandra) Messman; two grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews; and her best friend, Goney.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Brian.
A celebration of her life will be held at the VFW Post 5040, 240 N. Throop St., Woodstock from 1: p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.
Interment services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name to Helping Paws, 2500 Harding Road, Woodstock, IL 60098, or to the family would be appreciated.
For information, call the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338-1710 or visit slmcfh.com.