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Betty L. (Short) Messer

June 24, 1940 ~ June 4, 2022 (age 81)

Obituary

Betty L. Messer, age 81, of Wolcottville, IN passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Orchard Pointe in Kendallville, IN.  Mrs. Messer was born on June 24, 1940 in Carrie, KY to the late Tivis and June (Owens) Short.  In 1954, Betty married her husband Willie Messer.  He has preceded her in death.  Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker.  She enjoyed her loving canine companion, Spot.  Often time in her free time she would be doing “word finds” and or playing blackjack on her handheld toy.  She enjoyed watching Law and Order SVU, soap operas, Wayne Brady “Let’s make a deal,” and Steve Harvey.  Betty was the most loving, giving, big hearted woman around.  She would invite anyone into her loving embrace and any kid in her life was viewed as her grandchild.  Throughout Betty’s life she always made sure to provide and take care of her children. 

Survivors include:

Son, Jimmy Messer.

Son, Dewey (Janie) Messer.

Daughter, Janie Messer (Danny Prater.)

Son, Johnny Messer.

Daughter, Almade (Mike) Smith.

Son, Fred Messer.

Daughter, Judy (Harry) Zimmerman.

15 Grandchildren.

20 Great-grandchildren.

Many nieces and nephews.

Special, Uncle Ronnie Short.

Special friend, Vickie Blackshire.

Betty was also preceded in death by her grandson, Donnie Messer. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2022 from 4:00pm-7:00pm at Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 603 South Detroit Street, LaGrange, IN 46761.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, June 10, 202 at 11am at Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Burial will take place in Brushey Chapel Cemetery.

Officiating the services will be Rev. Earl Bolen.

Memorial donations may be directed to the family.

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Arrangements and care trusted to Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services of LaGrange, IN. 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
June 9, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services
603 S Detroit St
LaGrange, IN 46761

Funeral Service
Friday
June 10, 2022

11:00 AM
Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services
603 S Detroit St
LaGrange, IN 46761

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