- Jessie Jeffers Landmesser of Searsport, ME, wife of the late Dr. Charles M. Landmesser, passed away on December 19, 2016, at the age of 99. She was born on August 7, 1917, in Florence, SC, the daughter of Purvis and Jessie Timmons Jeffers. After graduating from high school she attended Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, and graduated from the Medical College of Virginia, School of Nursing, in 1939. She was married in 1945 and resided in Loudonville, NY, for 30 years where her late husband practiced Anesthesiology at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. After retiring in 1979, they moved to their house in Lake George, NY. In 1986 they settled in Searsport, ME, where they had summered since 1945. Jessie was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Searsport and of the Women's Fellowship group there. She enjoyed gardening, reading, knitting, sewing, and being involved with her family.
She is survived by her three sons and a daughter, seven grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. They are son, John, and wife Mary Ann of North Wales, PA, grandson Tim (his wife Karyn and great grandchildren Jake, Juleana, Lyndsea and Zackery); son Charles, and wife Holly Ambrose of Homer, AK, granddaughter Kirsten (her husband Shane Donahue and great grandchildren Meika and Ryder), grandson Chase (his wife Elisa and great grandchildren Jessie and Nyla); son William, and wife Shirley of Stockton Springs, ME, granddaughter Martha (her husband Nathan McCann and great grandchildren Believe, Ya'El, and Hadara), granddaughter Abigail; and daughter, Jane L. Mahan of Bethlehem, NY, grandson Michael (his wife Cassondra and great grandsons Cason and Calum), and grandson Bryan (his wife Kristi and great granddaughters Caidyn and McKenna).
Jessie was predeceased by two brothers, Henry and Jack Jeffers and a sister, Gwynne Pettigrew, all of Florence, SC. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral service will be held Friday, December 30, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Searsport. She will also be remembered in a celebration of life memorial planned for the summer of 2017 in Searsport.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jessie's memory may be made to the Carver Memorial Library of Searsport or the First Congregational Church of Searsport. Young Funeral Home of Searsport is in charge of arrangements.