Jessie M. Kontur, (nee Miracle) 88 years old of Northfield, went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on May 29, 2017. Jessie was born to Jack and Vertie (Shoupe) Miracle on November 14, 1928 in Alva, KY. Her father was a coal miner. She was the eldest of 9 children. The family moved to Oakwood Village when Jessie started at Bedford High School. She attended her 70th class reunion in 2016.
Jessie dearly loved her husband and 14 children. They were a priority in her life. She continually entertained them with her quick wit, quips, and poems. In her spare time, she managed to include garage saleing, gardening, crocheting, canning and freezing, antiquing, along with a diligent study of the Holy Scriptures. She loved history and being an active participant in church.
Jessie and her late husband Donald retired in their 50's to Cambridge OH where they managed a 100 acre farm and enjoyed the beauty and solitude of the country. They honed their knowledge of Scripture and taught their children and grandchildren the way to live out their Christianity as well as the assurance of salvation.
Mrs. Kontur was preceded in death by her loved husband of 58 years Donald. She was the mother of Marie Lunsford (of MI), Anthony (Carol, of AL), Joseph (Cindy), Theresa Duale, Becky (Marc) Sirna, Don (Brenda), Jessie (Jerry) LaMarca, Mark (Anne), Matt (Linda), John (Martha), Jeanette (deceased), Veronica (Mike) Krainz, Chris (Pat), Brenda (Kevin) Kotkowski. She was blessed with 60 grandchildren and 44 plus great grandchildren. Mrs. Kontur was the sister of June (Joe) Martukovic, both deceased, Gene (Terry), both deceased, Ted (deceased) and Annette, Gail (Bill) Decker, both deceased, Mae (Grady) Robertson, both deceased, Ava (Joe) Scherer, both deceased, Jackie (Bruce) Mosansky, and Wayne (Yvonne).
St. John Funeral Home of Bedford arranged private family services with internment at Bedford Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to NTBC Missions Fund at 39 Birch Ave., Northfield OH.
(St. John Funeral Home 440-232-1155 NL 6-7-17)