Josephine Weatherton Messer


Obituary Notice

Josephine Weatherton Messer, a 27 year resident of Austin, TX died there on March 22, 2004. She was born in Stuttgart, AR on February 13, 1914 to Joseph Bernard and Caroline May Moore Weatherton. 

She grew up in Little Rock, and graduated from Little Rock Central High School in 1931, attended Little Rock Jr. College, Carson Newman College (TN), and Portland State College (OR). She was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and a member of Thankful Hubbard Chapter, DAR, of Austin. In following her husband's career as a mining engineer, Mrs. Messer lived in Bauxite, AR; Hillsboro, OR; San Francisco, CA and Butte, MT prior to Austin. 

Mrs. Messer was preceeded in death by her husband of 67 years, Ernest Messer and by a daughter, Elizabeth Ossorio. She is survived by a sister, Carolyn Weatherton of Austin; a son, Paul Messer of Laguna Woods, CA, daughters, Martha Barker of Boerne, TX, and Mary Messer of Austin; and by six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, plus several nieces and nephews. 

Private burial arrangements at Roselawn Memorial Park are by Ruebel Funeral Home.


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