Mrs. Sarah Jane Messer, 86, of Bimble, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 12, 2024 at Baptist Health Corbin. She was the daughter of the late Boyd and Mary Bingham Cooper born on March 27, 1938 at Scalf.

Sarah was a homemaker and a member of the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church.  She enjoyed cooking, especially soup beans and cornbread, watching cardinals and attending church.

On March 6, 1962, she united in marriage with Jess Messer Jr. and to this union, two daughters were born.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jess; sisters, Ida Baker and Opal Hibbard; brothers, Boyd Cooper Jr. and James William Cooper and a grandson, Michael Joseph Lee Carnes.

Survivors include her loving daughters, Devonia Gail Baker and husband, Gary, of Scalf and Donna Carnes and husband, Lonnie, of Barbourville; a sister, Anna Lois Baker of Bimble; a brother, Robert Cooper and wife, Susan, of Bimble; a sister-in-law, Loretta Cooper of Bimble; brothers-in-law, Vernon Messer of Dewitt and Walter Messer of Piqua, OH; four treasured grandchildren; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; among other loved ones and dear friends.

Her funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Tuesday, June 18 at 1 P.M. with Rev. Daniel Alsip and Rev. Kennon Roark officiating.  She will be laid to rest in the Lee Carnes Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be family and friends.

Friends may visit at the funeral home Monday between 6 and 9 P.M. and Tuesday prior to the funeral hour.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.

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