Jessie M. Root, who died March 22, 2010, at age 95, sold residential and commercial real estate in communities along Ohio's North Coast for decades.
She also had handled office duties for the greenhouse in Avon, Ohio, which she and her husband, Frank, had owned until retiring in 1978. Frank died in 2006.
Jessie, a former member of the Avon Board of Education, served on a citizens committee that installed lights at the Avon High School football field.
She was born Jessie Mittelstead in Cleveland, Ohio, and lived in Avon since childhood.
The Avon High School graduate attended what was then Bowling Green University before getting married.
Condolences and more: David Bogner Family Funeral Home of North Ridgeville, Ohio.
This item was posted originally on ObitsOhio.com on April 4, 2010.