Doris Messersmith

Doris L. Messersmith, 62, Valley Falls, died March 11, 2012, at her home.

She was born April 11, 1949, at Great Bend, the daughter of William and Mary Brown Hutchings. She graduated from Scott City High School.

She had been a supervisor at Luce Press Clippings in Topeka where she had worked for 30 years. She was a member of the Countryside Baptist Church.

She married Gary D. Messersmith Aug. 30, 1969, at Scott City. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffy Hutchings, and a sister, Yvonne Hutchings.

Survivors include her husband, Gary, of the home; two daughters, Karrie Ann Eckhardt, Cummings, and Alisa Gail Lansing, Valley Falls; her sister Sheila Palkowitsh, Wichita; and five grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Countryside Baptist Church, McLouth. Burial will follow at the Valley Falls Cemetery. A visitation was held Wednesday evening at the Mercer Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Jefferson County Friends of Hospice and sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 6, Valley Falls, 66088.

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