Jesse Allen Messmer of Midland, Texas and formerly of Spring Hill, Kan. and Richmond, Mo. passed away on July 4, 2013 at his home with his family by his side.

Jess was a lifelong Farmer, Cattle Rancher, Athlete, and Sportsman. He served his country as an E6 military policeman in Korea during the Vietnam Era. He retired after 30 years as a maintenance mechanic.

He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church.

Jesse was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He loved his family and friends with all his heart. He gave his time and talent freely. He will be greatly missed and greatly remembered.

Jesse was preceded in death by his parents David Allen Messmer and Jessie Imogene Milam Messmer, his sister Peggy Ann Messmer, and his grandparents Jesse and Clara Milam.

Left to cherish Jesse’s memory are his wife Kathy Yates Messmer, son Shawn Messmer and wife Rhonda, of Wellsville, Kan.; daughters: Brenda Lang-Del Castillo and husband Patrick, Lisa Spitzley and husband Keith, of Westpahlia, Mich., and Laura Bowling and husband Roy, of Midland, Texas; grandchildren John Tyler Messmer, Matthew Lang, Lee Messmer, Taylor Spitzley, Lindsey Spitzley, Sarah Lang, Kyle Spitzley, Derek Spitzley, Kate Bowling, Leah Del Castillo, Faith Spitzley, Nathan Bowling, Clara Bowling, Madeline Grace Bowling and Mary Analise Bowling.

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