Maxine I. Messner

December 29, 1922March 28, 2013

Maxine I. Messner, 90, Kokomo, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at her home. She was born December 29, 1922, in Akron, Ohio, to Lester J. and Lulu Belle (Rumbaugh) Shellhorn. On August 15, 1948, she married Ramon A. Messner, and he preceded her in death.

She enjoyed doing volunteer work and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Venice, Florida.

She is survived by one son, Randy Messner, Kokomo; one daughter, Melissa Wiley, Carbondale, Colorado; special niece, Kandre Stephenson; grandchildren, Jessica Wiley, Ramon Messner, Kandra Messner, Kassandra Messner, Amanda (McKenzie) Glover, and Diana Scott; and great-grandchildren, Kasyn Messner, Kendrick Brown, Koen Glover, Kaden Glover, Javon Blackwell, Jazon Blackwell, and Durand Hamilton.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Melody Anne Messner.

There will be no public services. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.


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Mary Ann Tangari

April 15, 2013

Maxine will be missed, especially at CCE. Always a smile and a happy word for everyone! She will be in my prayers. My deepest sympathy to the family.

Miriam & Phil Bence

April 2, 2013

To the family of Maxine. We met your mother at Country Club Estate in Venice, FL. We are from the Kokomo area,and visited with Maxine. We met
Randy one spring when he came to Venice. Maxine was a "gem" in many ways! Everyone missed her at CCE this
past winter. God bless all of you.
Miriam and Phil Bence

David & Donna Brownfield

April 1, 2013

Randy and Family,
We were sorry to hear of your mother's death. She and your dad were a steadfast part of our congregation at Grace UMC in Kokomo before they moved to Florida a number of years ago. What a wonderful surprise it was to see her at Grace in Kokomo again this past fall and winter! It was good to have her "back home." She will be missed by her friends at Grace Church. Our love and prayers are with you and all your family.

Scott and Tammy Pruett

March 31, 2013

Randy, we were saddened to learn of the passing of your mother. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Kathy Young

March 29, 2013

Randy, my heart is saddened for you over the loss of your mother. You were a wonderful son and you should feel so blessed to have been able to share such special times with her here in Kokomo. I know in her heart she appreciated everything you did for her.
If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know! You are a true friend and we are here for you...always!
With our love and sympathy,
Kathy and Jeff Young and family