Dateline: June 28, 2001


Funeral services for Lillie Ruth Messer, age 97, were held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 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.

Mrs. Messer died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, in Clarendon.  She was born September 17, 1903, in Hess, Greer County, Oklahoma, and came to Texas at age 2.  She had been a lifetime resident of the Hedley area.  She married Olen Ferral “Pete” Messer on October 6, 1921, at Memphis.  He preceded her in death in 1985.  She was a wonderful cook.   She was a homemaker, a farmer, and was a member of the Hedley Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters; one brother, and a daughter-in-law.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Nelda and Jim Hudson of Amarillo; one son, Doyle Messer of Hedley; five grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and many wonderful friends.

Casket bearers were Max Hudson, Lyndon Messer, Stuart Messer, Mike Hines, Ashton Hines, and Aaron Hines.

The family requests that memorials be to Rowe Cemetery Association in Hedley.

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