In Memory of

Jonna Kay Galvin

December 4, 1963 - July 19, 2021
From: Spencer, IA

Jonna Kay Galvin, the daughter of Robert and Sheryl (Pettengill) Messerole, was born December 4, 1963, in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she attended school and graduated from Washington High School.

 Following high school, Jonna attended South East Community College in Beatrice, NE, where she earned a nursing degree. Jonna loved being a nurse in the various communities she lived and served. She was a compassionate person who loved to help take care of people whether it as a nurse or as a friend.

 Jonna was a fun loving person. She had a knack of cheering someone up with the perfect gift or the random dance parties that she was known for. She loved to laugh, joke around, and show up unexpectedly with her surprise visits. Most of all, she loved the time spent with family and friends.

 Jonna passed away at her residence in Spencer, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Sheryl Messerole.

 She will lovingly be remembered by her children, Josh (Jacinta) Messerole of Ohio, Ashley (Mike) McCurry of Kenya, Jade Galvin (Jebren Dalisay) of Kentucky, and Haley Galvin of Kentucky; eight grandchildren, Lyon, Layla, Evelyn, Oscar, Kyan, Collin, Journey, and Jillian; brothers, Joel Messerole of Cherokee, IA, and Noel Messerole of Florida; one sister, Melissa Messerole of Monet, MO; and several very close nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 23, 2021, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Father Dan Rupp
There will be no visitation.
"I Can Only Imagine"
"Wind Beneath My Wings"
Maryhill Visitation Cemetery
Rural Cherokee, Iowa


Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 6:26 PM
“Very sorry to hear about Jonna. So many great childhood memories at Willow, riding the school bus, car pooling, driver's ed., the hamburger shop, etc. etc. My condolences to the entire Messerole family. ”
- Duke Escue
Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 6:26 PM
“My Sincere condolences to all of Jonna's family. Hugs and Prayers for all...”
- Donna M McCary
Friday, July 23, 2021 at 8:53 AM
“So sorry to hear that Jonna had passed. She was a funny and fun-loving lady that was a good friend. I know Blake is heart broken over his jonny bravo. God bless her children and the Messerole family. ”
- Patrick Schmitz and Family
Friday, July 23, 2021 at 8:53 AM
“So sorry to hear of Jonna's passing - I remember her from school / such a nice family & a good friend of my sister Sherry. Our deepest sympathy to you all...Kim Cronin”
- Kimberly (Weiland) Cronin
Friday, July 23, 2021 at 8:53 AM
“What will I do without Jonna. I miss her so much already. So much love to all of you. ”
- Jodi Messerole
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 1:53 PM
“With deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom. She was a sweet kind lady that I enjoyed talking to. Having twins about the same time and comparing notes on care was fun to help each other out. She cared for her friends and loved her family. Remember the good memories to help you through the tough times. Thinking of all of you in our prayers. ”
- Brent & Nancy Hofer
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 1:53 PM
“My sympathies to the families. May you find comfort in your cherished memories now and in the time to come.”
- Terri Wright Chester
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 1:53 PM
“Rest Easy, Jonna!!”
- Ron and Jan Witcombe
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