Mary Catherine Jessie, 80, Syracuse, passed away at 6:14 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at Goshen Hospital in Goshen. She was born on Dec. 19, 1938, in Jewel Ridge, Va. to Bud and Maggie (Helton) Compton.
She grew up in Virginia and West Virginia and attended high school in West Virginia. She was married on Feb. 27, 1958, in Bluefield, Va. to Gene Joseph Jessie who survives. She was a homemaker and formerly lived in Elkhart before moving to Syracuse.
She is survived by her husband; her daughter: Sandi (Jerry) Beery, Syracuse; son, David (Charlotte)Jessie, Syracuse; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Doris Norris, and two brothers: Glen and Harold Compton.
No public services will be held. Private family graveside services will take place in the Union Center Cemetery in Nappanee, with Pastor Bob Wyman officiating. Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, is in charge of arrangements.
Preferred memorials may be given to the donor’s choice.