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Lina L. Mesler

Lina L. Mesler                â€œbeloved mother and grandmother”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA----Lina L. Mesler, 87, of Shinglehouse, passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 4, 2015 in Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY.
     Born February 13, 1928 in Shinglehouse, she was a daughter of Rogers C. and Norma Maxson Bump.  On September 26, 1948 in Shinglehouse, she married William R. “Bill” Mesler, who passed away on October 2, 2014.
     Lina was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, class of 1947.  She was employed at the former Montgomery Ward Store in Olean and then by AVX Corporation in Olean.  She later worked at the Oswayo Valley High School cafeteria in Shinglehouse.              Lina also ran a ceramics shop in her home for several years.
     Lina was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse.  She enjoyed ceramics and she loved to cross stitch.  Her greatest love was her family.  Lina, along with her husband Bill, raised several foster children, making a loving home for them.
     Surviving are two daughters, Pam J. (Keith) Learn of Shinglehouse and Gena (Tony) Main of Friendship; four sons, Rogers F. (Royee Niles) Mesler, Mike W. (Tina) Mesler, and Scott E. (Jackie) Mesler, all of Shinglehouse, and Gene (Laurie) Dreier of North Tonawanda, NY; seventeen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and two special friends, Kenny and Debbie Lehman.
     In addition to her parents and husband of 66 years, Lina was predeceased by a sister, Mary Bump; and a great-grandson, Kaleb Haynes.
     Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA where funeral services will follow at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Fred Kemp, pastor of the Potter County Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, PO Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.


Pam and Keith,

I just learned today of the passing of your mother.  Please accept my condolences and prayers for peace in your family.  It's amazing how even as neighbors we find communication untimely.  Praise God for your Mom's life.

Rich Green

Richard Gren Sep 24 2015 12:00 AM

To the Mesler family,

I was sorry to hear about your mom.  Bill and Lina were good neighbors.  We shot a lot of baskets and played a lot of catch at your house and we were always welcome any time or day by your parents.

They will be missed!!

Wade Pearsall Sep 8 2015 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to the Mesler family. Lina was a wonderful, loving, caring mother, grandmother and friend. Lord help this loving family in their time of need In Jesus name I pray    

Lyra Natzle Smitherman

Lyra Natzle Smitherman Sep 5 2015 12:00 AM