OBITUARY

Catherine Bowers Messer

May 30, 1940August 7, 2017
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Catherine B. Messer, (Kathy) 77 passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at the home of daughter Mary Teresa and son-in-law, Ronald Grier in Mount Holly with Mary Teresa and daughter Debbie by her side.

Kathy was the daughter of the late William and Catherine Bowers of Long Island, New York. She is preceded in death by husband Robert and son Bobby; great grandson William Emory, seven brothers, Jackie Bowers, Billy Bowers, George Bowers, Ronald Bowers, Fred Bowers,Tom Bowers and Frank Bowers.

Kathy is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Debbie and Jody Moses of Gastonia, Mary Teresa and Ronald Grier of Mount Holly, daughter Margie Kinlaw of Gastonia; granddaughter Victoria Michelle Reed, great grandson Elijah Emory and Noah Reed of Gastonia; sister Margaret Sullivan of Gastonia and many nieces and nephews across the U.S.

After serving in the U.S. Air Force where she met and married Robert, Kathy retired in 1999 as a supervisor with Eagle Mountain Finishing, Cramerton. She worked part time for Wilkinson Animal Hospital until 2014. Kathy will be remembered for her friendship and generosity to others and for the loving care she provided to her cats and dogs.

Special thanks to the Hospice nurses Leanne King and Paula Robb for providing home care and the staff at Robin Johnson House; caregivers Nikki Smeltzer and Lacey Taylor for the love and care shown to Kathy and her family.

A celebration of Kathy’s life will be at 1:00 PM Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Carothers Funeral Home Chapel, Gastonia. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Lunch will be served following the Celebration of Life service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Kathy’s name to Gaston County Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054

The staff at Carothers funeral home is honored to serve the Messer family.

Services

  • Receiving of Friends

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

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Leslie Garrett

August 15, 2017

Messer was a wonderful woman. She was a mint eating , hard working woman who loved everyone. She was a special friend to Jonathan and myself. She loved her family and her pets dearly.. I dare say the vet will never have someone who takes care of us like she did.Messer will forever be in my heart❤❤. I feel blessed to have known her.

Johanna Smith

August 9, 2017

She was a very fun co-worker at Wilkinson Animal Hospital. Loved working with her. Always made me laugh. I will miss her!!

Johanna Smith

August 9, 2017

She was a very fun co-worker at Wilkinson Animal Hospital. Loved working with her. Always made me laugh. I will miss her!!

Melanie Duncan

August 9, 2017

Sending Prayers to All of Cathy's Family. I met her when we worked at Burlington Industries Cramerton NC many years ago. Cathy was a sweet friend and co-worker, whom I had lost contact with through the years.

Michael Bowers

August 8, 2017

I have loving memories of my aunt Caity, she was always sweet and caring to me. She use to babysit me when I was in diapers. She with God now ,no pain just internal life. I'll miss my Aunt Caity.

August 8, 2017

I have nothing but loving, fun memories of my Aunt Caty and the times she and her whole family visited us all the way up North in NY state. So very glad to have had her in my life. Christine Bowers Thompson, Las Cruces, NM

August 8, 2017

I have nothing but loving, fun memories of my Aunt Caty and the times she and her whole family visited us all the way up North in NY state. So very glad to have had her in my life. Christine Bowers Thompson, Las Cruces, NM

August 8, 2017

I have nothing but loving, fun memories of my Aunt Caty and the times she and her whole family visited us all the way up North in NY state. So very glad to have had her in my life. Christine (Bowers) Thompson, Las Cruces, NM

August 8, 2017

I have nothing but loving, fun memories of my Aunt Caty and the times she and her whole family visited us all the way up North in NY state. So very glad to have had her in my life. --Christine (Bowers) Thompson, Las Cruces, NM

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