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Sheila Tessier Merz

Sheila Tessier Merz, age 67, of Fredericktown, Ohio died September 23, 2018 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.  On January 26, 1951 she was born in Columbus, Ohio to the late Eleanore and Robert Tessier.  Sheila is survived by her daughter, Melissa (Troy Peters) Merz; son, Ryan (Allison Stokes) Merz; granddaughters, Madison Peters and Zoey Merz; grandsons, Haiden Martin, Enzo Merz, Mike Fraganato and Joe Fraganato; sister, Sandra Tessier; nephew, Adam (Danielle) Holloway; and great-niece, Zelda Holloway.  She is preceded in death by her daughter, Elizabeth Merz; parents, Eleanore and Robert Tessier; grandparents, Grace O’Brien Tessier and Calvin Tessier & Jeannette and Roy Sanford.  Sheila worked more than 20 years at Discover Financial Services and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She previously resided in Upper Arlington, Hilliard and at her death a resident of Fredericktown.  Sheila’s ultimate proudest achievement was her children and they refer to her as “BEST MOM EVER!”  She enjoyed cooking, playing the piano, spending time with her family and loved the OSU Buckeyes.  Sheila was truly loved and will be deeply missed.  Her family would like to extend a special thank you to the Staff on the Transplant Floor at The Ohio State University Medical Center.  A gathering will take place from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society, 5464 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214.  Please leave the family an online condolence at

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  • Tonya Schrienk says:

    Shelia was a wonderful person. She loved her family more than life itself. I can say that as a fact because I was her home health aide for over a year and daily she would tell me stories of the kids and grandkids. She was very proud of all of them. She missed her daughter Elizabeth very much so now they are reunited in heaven and she is at peace. Shelia was like the big sister I never had and I will miss her terrible. Praying for the family.

  • Sherri Maynard says:

    Sheila was in our lunch club. We shared laughter tears and heartfelt friendship. She was a special lady that I had the privilege of calling her my friend. May she rest in peace.

  • Diane Brooker says:

    My heart goes out to all of you, she loved you so much. You were her everything. She had the kindest heart and was the sweetest lady. I do not believe she realized how much all of us at Discover thought about her. My hope she is resting in heaven with Elizabeth and looking upon her family with a big smile and protecting all of you. Her little body just could not go on, she gave it a great fight for so many years. God wanted her to come home. Bless all of you. Diane

  • Angie Mastin says:

    I worked with Shiela for 20 years at Discover Card. She was a wonderful, caring person. And she was a dear friend. Praying for the family ♡

  • Brenda McGaughy says:

    Dear Family and Friends,

    Please let God’s deep love and understanding help you in your time of grief. Know He is there to ease the pain and bring your sorrowing heart relief. Please read God’s comforting promise in his Word the Bible at Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:4,5; and Job 14:14,15 and see that he truly cares for you as 1 Peter 5:6, 7 tells us. We cherish God’s promises and wait patiently for his fulfillment when we will see our Dear Loved Ones live again Job 14:14, 15.
    You have our deepest sympathy.
    Mrs Jackie Stiger, Mrs Norma Shearer, Ms Brenda McGaughy and Ms Jan Grabovich

  • Cynthia Conroy says:

    Melissa and family,

    I know you are going through the pain of loss, and hope you find healing through cherished memories.

    I lost my Mom, early this morning, and join you in mourning our Mothers.

  • Barbara Hamm says:

    My deepest sympathy to you all. Although I’ve only known Sheila for a short time, she was such a wonderful, loving, caring person. She loved her children & grandchildren with everything she had & was very proud of you all. Shelia was my mother’s roommate at Mount Vernon Health & Rehab. I talked with her almost everyday & we even texted each other. She was the sweetest women you just couldn’t help but love! I am deeply saddened to hear of her passing and am heartbroken for you all. Praying that Sheila is resting in peace and praying for strength for all of you.

  • Suzanna Spence says:

    My family sends their condolences to Sheila’s family. My sister Becky and I played often with Sheila as we grew up on Brandon Road. Together we put on “shows” for our parents
    “ delight”. I have very fond memories of her.

  • Bob and Charlotte says:

    We spent many Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners and Grandchildren’s Birthdays with Sheila at Ryan and Allison’s house. They were fun times. Sheila really cared about her children and grandchildren and was a caring person. My heart goes out to Ryan and Melissa. It is so painful to lose a mother. Thinking of you with sympathy and wishing you strength and comfort during this sad time. God Bless you.

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