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Mark Mess

In Loving Memory

Mess, Mark “Moose”

January 29, 1951 - January 16, 2024

Mess, Mark “Moose” age 72, suddenly entered into Eternal Life on January 16, 2024. Mark is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Jackie, son Ryan, and daughter in law Madison. Mark’s newest title was Pa to his first grandson Henry. Proceeded in death by his parents Valentine and Mary Kathryn Mess. He was a dear brother to the late Gregory (Charlotte) Mess, Marsha (Joseph) Numi, Keith (Veronica) Mess, and Kathryn (late Timothy) O’Toole. He was a dearest brother-in-law to Tim (Colleen) Tierney, and Stacy (Lance) Greunke as well as beloved Uncle, Godfather, Cousin, and friend to many.

Mark lived life to the fullest. He loved Busch beer, sunny vacations in Mexico, and St. Patty’s Day at Turtle Park. Mark was a master on the grill, a silver sneakers member at gyms across the Lou, and a true family man. He enjoyed spending time with his many nieces and nephews and visiting his son Ryan in Kansas City. He loved spending time at Lake Drink a Lot, relaxing on the water and spending time with friends. He was the biggest cheerleader at his wife Jackie’s 5ks and marathons. He always had a smile on his face and a catchy nickname to bestow on his many friends and family. He will be missed dearly.

Donations honoring Mark’s memory are welcomed to support the Our M.O.M., Inc. Melanoma Endowed Fund at The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Memorial contributions may be sent to 1001 Highlands Plaza Drive West, Suite 140 St. Louis, MO 63110 or submitted online at www.foundationbarnesjewish.org (http://www.foundationbarnesjewish.org/) .

Services: Visitation on Monday, January 22nd from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois Rd. Funeral on Tuesday Jan 23rd 10:00 a.m. at St. Marks Catholic Church, 4200 Ripa Ave.


16 thoughts on “Mess, Mark “Moose””

  1. We are so sorry for your loss Jackie..Keeping you all in our thoughts and Prayers..We always loved running into you two around town.
    Love always, John and Lauara Magee

  2. Mark will definitely be missed. One of the good guys with a great sense of humor. Loved to talk about the good ole days with him … rest in peace! My deepest sympathy to Jackie and his family and all his friends. We all lost a good guy!

  3. My sympathies to the entire Mess family. Mark was a classmate and friend form Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic parish in south St. Louis. I played on many sports teams with Mark in grade school and hung out with him in the neighborhood. His father Val was one of my first coaches and like Mark a good man. I spent many good times at the Mess home near Lindenwood Park. RIP Mark.

  4. I went to grade school with Mark at Epiphany. Mark was one of the good guys. I would see him from time to time around the south side. He was always friendly and had a smile on his face. Rest in peace Mark.

  5. Jackie, Ryan, Madison and Henry, the Mess family – please know you are in my heart and thoughts. Mark will be missed a great deal.

  6. Mark and I were classmates at Epiphany of Our Lord. He was a great guy. He was always easy to talk to, he had a bit of a dry sense of humor as I recall. He was always willing to help someone if they needed help. i know he will be missed by everyone. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. God speed, Mark.

  7. We will miss you greatly. One of the best Mizzou fans I know and love. He put up with Jackie and I going out and complaining about work like a trooper. MIZ…ZOU. We love you! Tony and Judy Sternberg

  8. Just a great personal
    Loss for all of us .
    Many years of growing old with our best friend Mark . He & Jackie have solid families to get her thru Mark being gone
    Will never forget him
    Phil & Leslie Saali

  9. So sorry for Mark’s family and friends. It was a blessing for me to get to see him after so many years at Christmas time party. We enjoyed reminiscing about growing up in the City and playing softball for many years. A great beloved guy.

  10. My condolences to Mark’s family and friends, and to everyone that loved him. May God grant you peace and comfort as you grieve.

  11. Jackie, Keith and the entire Mess Family. I am so sorry for your loss. What an endearing statement about his life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He will be missed.

  12. Dear Jackie,
    So very sorry for your loss. I never met Mark but always heard good things about him, may he rest in peace. You have more dear ones up there looking after you and Ryan. My thoughts are with you.

  13. Dear Jackie,
    I was shocked when Cindy told me of Mark’s passing.
    I will keep you and the entire Tierney Family in my prayers.
    Keep me in mind if I can help you in any way.
    I was there for your mom, Kathy, as I will be for you.
    We must remember the good times to get us through these difficult times.
    I love you, Jackie,
    Faith Pinter

  14. My condolences to the Mess family. Mark was a couple years older. Both attended E.piphany, hung out at Babes played wiffle ball in the summer at the gym.. Mark and the whole family were first class. R.I.P. .Mark Stan Teabeau


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