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Frances Messer

Frances Messer, 78 of Etna, went home to be with the Lord on January 5 2015, following a brief illness. Frances was a strong Christian woman, who believed in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born March 30, 1936, in Crum, West Virginia, the daughter of Howard Wallace and Mary Marcum Meade. She was retired from Mt Carmel, where she worked in the kitchen for many years. She was a life member of the American Quilters Society and the Reynoldsburg Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning and baking, along with reading and traveling.

Her husband of 61 years, Ermal Walter “Walt” Messer, preceded her in death on March 3, 2013.

She is survived by her mother, Mary Meade; her children. Rosemary Davis and Gary (Maria) Messer; two granddaughters, Loretta and Debbie; two great grandsons, Kaleb Messer and Chandler Shull; her brothers. Daniel (Penny) Meade and Cecil (Donna) Meade; a sister, Joan (Bob) Perry; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her father and husband, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Walter and Paul Meade; and a son-in-law, Bradley Davis.

Friends may call on Thursday, January 8, 2015, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, 285 E. Main St. in Kirkersville, where funeral services celebrating her life will follow at 6:00 p.m. with her pastor, Jerry Sargent as celebrant.

A short service will follow on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at The Church of Christ, Walnut Grove, Crum, West Virginia, from 11:00 a.m until 12:00 Noon. Burial will follow in the Meade family cemetery, Crum, West Virginia.

Memorials may be directed to Tridia Hospice, 2215 Citygate Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43219 or Tuscany Gardens Attn: Kate Blake, 7400 Hazelton-Etna Road, Pataskala, Ohio 43062.

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Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Messer family.

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