Shawn Patrick Messmer, 50, of Wellsville, Kan. passed away April 30.
Shawn was born April 30, 1966 in Olathe, Kan. to Jesse Allen and Paula Sue (Urban) Messmer. He was a life-long area resident; moving to Wellsville in 1993. Shawn was a 1984 graduate of Spring Hill High School. He married Rhonda Annette Wilson on Feb. 1, 1986 in Olathe, Kan. Shawn was a Machine Operator for Castle Creations, Inc. He liked to ride his Harley and hang out with family and friends. Shawn will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse; paternal grandparents, David and Jessie Messmer; maternal grandparents, Paul and Sue Urban; aunt, Peggy Swartz; cousins, J.D. Nussbaum and Zachary Messmer. Shawn is survived by his wife, Rhonda, of the home; sons, John Tyler and wife Stacy Messmer, Ottawa, Kan and Lee Allen Messmer, Wellsville, Kan; mother, Paula Sue Welsh, Olathe, Kan; step-mom, Kathy Messmer, Midland, Texas; sisters, Brenda Lang, Olathe, Kan, Lisa Spitzley, Westphalia, Mich, Kate O’Neil, Olathe, Kan, Laura Lee Bowling, Midland, Texas; three grandchildren and surrogate family Sylvia Colburn, Liane Penichet and Bill Colburn all of Spring Hill.
Visitation will be 9:00 to 10:30 Sat., May 7, 2016 Bruce Funeral Home, Spring Hill, KS (913) 592-2244. Graveside service 11:00 am follows at Spring Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Wellsville Friends Foundation, Inc.
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