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Venita A. Messinger

July 8, 1919 August 19, 2010
Venita A. Messinger
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Loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and Friend, Venita N. Messinger, 91, passed away August 19, 2010 at her New England Club home of 14 years in Anderson Township. She began her life in Garrett, IN July 8, 1919. She graduated from Manchester College in 1939, and took additional course work at Missouri State Teachers College and Purdue University. She started her teaching career in a one room school in Decatur, IN, and also taught in Bluffton & Frankfort IN, Oakland, CA, Kirksville, MO, Ottumwa, IA, finishing 17 years at School #84 in Indianapolis, IN. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and a life member of the National Education Association. She is survived by 5 sisters, Luana Stanley & Jean Holmes of Ft. Wayne, IN, Jennie Kralicek of Bryan, OH, Lorene Oswalt of Bluffton, IN, Ines Gillespie of Wabash, IN; one brother, Max Brewer of Taveres, FL; daughter, Danielle Messinger Zicka and son, Robert E. Messinger, both of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Jason Messinger, Jaime Messinger, and Jenna Zicka, and adoring grandpup, Gordy. Preceded in death by mother, Jennie E. Brewer, father, Forace Mahlon Brewer, 5 sisters and 2 brother. With much gratitude she was cared for by Shirley Roberts and Betty Malott over the past year of her life. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, should be sent to Crossroads Hospice, 4360 Glendale Milford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242. A memorial celebration of her life will be held September 4, 1:15pm at the New England Club

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