From our March 1, 2001, edition.
services for Susan Evelyn Messer, age 80, were held at 2:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, February 27, 2001, in the Hedley Church of Christ with Bright
Newhouse, minister, officiating. Burial
was held in Rowe Cemetery in Hedley under the direction of Robertson
Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.
Messer died Sunday February 25, 2001, in Amarillo. She was born November 15, 1920, in Olustee, Oklahoma, and
came from Oklahoma to Hedley in 1953.
She married Doyle Messer on March 19. 1953, at Hollis, Oklahoma.
She attended school and graduated from high school in Harmony,
Oklahoma. She received her
Associate of Arts degree from Altus Jr. College (now Eastern Oklahoma
University), her Bachelor of Arts from Panhandle State College in Goodwell,
Oklahoma, and her Master of Arts degree from West Texas State University
in Canyon. She was a
schoolteacher for 43 years, teaching nine of those years in Oklahoma and
the remaining 34 years in Quail and Hedley High School before her
retirement. She was a member
of the Hedley Lioness Club and the Gamma Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa
Gamma, having held all of the elected offices within the organizations
over the years. She was a
member of the Hedley Church of Christ.
include her husband, Doyle Messer of Hedley; one daughter, Angela Hines
and husband Mike of Round Rock, Texas; two sons, Lyndon Messer of Hedley
and Stuart Messer and wife, Kaye, of Memphis; her mother-in-law, Lille
Messer of Clarendon; and five grandchildren, Ashton, Aaron, and Meagan
Hines of Round Rock and Kim and Peter Messer of Memphis.
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