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Erma S. Messer

October 30, 1937 — January 25, 2023

Owensboro

Erma S. Messer

 

Erma S. Messer, 85, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Heartland Villa in Lewisport.  She was born October 30, 1937 in Pisgah, Alabama to the late Jesse and Velma Webster Scogin.  Erma was a member of Owensboro Christian Church and was retired after 35 years as a Business Service Representative with South Central Bell.  She was a great homemaker and a “Master Baker” of Red Velvet Cake.  She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed volunteering at Owensboro Health Hospital, Golden Partners, and the Telephone Pioneers. 

 

Erma was also preceded in death by her former husband, Eugene Messer in 1991, an infant sister that died at birth, and a son-in-law, Steve Long on January 24, 2017.

 

Surviving are four daughters, Cynthia Shanks (Robin) of Philpot, Laura Davis (Russell) of Owensboro, Lisa Ray (Randy) of Conway, South Carolina, and Pam Long (Ron Sweat, Jr.) of Philpot; seven grandchildren, Audra Shutt (Nathan) of Owensboro, Crystal Breeden (David) of Columbus, Indiana, Cory Ray (Haley) of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Branson Ray of Surfside Beach, South Carolina, Wesley Long (Morgan Hardin) of Owensboro, Kiefer Long of Owensboro, and James R. Shanks of Owensboro; and seven great grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be 2 PM Saturday, January 28, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with burial following in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be from 11 AM until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Villa in Lewisport to help fund various activities for the residents.  Memories and condolences to the family can be shared at www.glenncares.com.

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Visitation

Saturday, January 28, 2023

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 28, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Burial

Saturday, January 28, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Owensboro Memorial Gardens

5050 KY-144, Owensboro, KY 42303

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