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MESSER, Ada 1881-1928

MESSER, HOFFA

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/27/2015 at 21:24:01

Mrs. Adam Messer Died Last Night After Long Illness

She Was Sick For More than A Year With Cancer Of The Liver

Funeral Services To Be Held Saturday

Mrs. Messer Lived in Grundy County During All of Her Lifetime

Mrs. Adam Messer died at her home six miles southwest of Grundy Center about 9:30 last night. She had been sick for more than a year and was confined to her bed during the past two months. Cancer of the liver was the cause of death.

Mrs. Messer was born in Grundy county forty-eight years ago. She has been a continuous resident here, where she endeared herself to the many who came to know her during the time that she lived among them. Her maiden name was Ada Hoffa. She is survived by her husband and four children, three sons and one daughter. She has three brothers, Iber and Lester from this county and another brother lives at Marshalltown. She has one sister, Maria, whose home is in California.

Funeral services to be conducted by the local pastor, Rev. Leatherman, will be held at the Ivester church next Saturday afternoon at 1:30. Burial will be in the Ivester cemetery. A more complete account of Mrs. Messer's life will appear in the next issue of The Register.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 December 1928, pg 1

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Obituary Mrs. Messer

Ada M. Hoffa was born on Feb. 21, 1881, in Melrose township. There she lived until Sept. 18, 1901, when she was married to Adam G. Messer and made her home in Palermo township on the same farm where she passed away on December 12, 1928, aged 47 years, 9 months and 20 days.

Three infant children preceded her to the spirit world. She is survived by one sister, Maria E. Sayer, of Fresno, Calif.; three brothers, Harvey S. Hoffa, Marshalltown, Iver J. Hoffa and Lester A. Hoffa of Grundy Center; her husband and four children, Ruth, Kenneth, Russell and Norman survive her, all living on the home farm. She became a Christian and united with the Church of the Brethren at Ivester while still a young girl and has lived a life of Christian service ever since. All of her lie with the exception of a few months at Mount Morris College, Mount Morris, Ill., was spent in the home community.

She had not been well for over two years. An operation was attempted on Nov. 5th, when it was learned that her trouble was beyond human help. She was told that she could not recover except by divine aid. She called for the anointing Sunday, November 25th. She would have much preferred to stay with her loved one, the youngest being but ten years of age, but resigned her will to God.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 December 1928, pg 7


 

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