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Karen Messinger

Born: Thu., Aug. 31, 1944
Died: Sat., Mar. 9, 2013


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 13, 2013
Location: McKinney Funeral Homes

Celebration of Life

12:00 PM Wed., Mar. 13, 2013
Location: McKinney Funeral Homes

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Karen Barbara Messinger, 68, of Clarendon, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Warren General Hospital. She was born in New Bethlehem, PA on August 31, 1944, a daughter of the late Alice Grace (Dinger) and Charles James Ray.


She was employed as an Aerospace Machinist at Rexnord for over 25 years where she was a member of the union. Prior to her employment at Rexnord, she worked at Solar Electric in Warren. Karen's hobbies included, crocheting, knitting, cooking, reading and spending time with her grandchildren.


She was the widow of Russell Allen Messinger. who died in 1978. Surviving are 2 Daughters, Dianne Messinger, of Warren, PA, and Jennifer (Michael Sutherland) Messinger, of Eldred, PA; 1 Son Charlie (Amy) Messinger, of Youngsville, PA; a Brother-in-Law Raymond F. Brant, of Ft. Worth, TX and his children; 6 grandchildren, Katerine Byrne, Devlin Byrne, Autumn Wenzel, Luther Wenzel, Brooklynn Messinger and Aliviah Messinger.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Joan LaRue Brant.


A Celebration of Life Service will be held at McKinney Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc. in Youngsville at 12 noon on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 with Rev. Nancy Schwanke officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11 - 12 at the funeral home.


The family suggests those wishing to place memorials may do so to: American Diabetes Assoc.  PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22311 or the Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016. Family and friends may order flowers or send an e-condolence at www.mckinneyfuneral.com


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fran kenney
   Posted Mon March 11, 2013
Diane, & family, I was sorry to read of the passing of your Mom. I will remember Karen from having worked with her at Rexnord many years ago. She was always a very pleasant and kind person and had a smile on her face most times when I saw her. You have my deepest sympathy.

Debbie Snyder Dalrymple
   Posted Tue March 12, 2013
Diane, Charlie and Jenny,

You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie Snyder Dalrymple

srrah k. (chase) sherrard
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
my symathy to your family ! i lived near karen when we grew up and she and i rode the same school bus. she later married my cousin russell , my grandparents were george.. and ethel russell and my mom was ella russell chase. i think charlie you bought my sister susies house in youn gsville. she passed two years ago. i am sorry i wont be able to attend the service but wanted to send my condolences i always liked bobbi as we called her . your dad and i also graduated together and when we were younger we came to the farm.

Terry C. Nyberg
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
Girls and family I am so sorry I did not make it today. I have no excuse except failing memory. I felt terrible about 1:00 when I realized it. God bless Karen and all of you. May every day provide comfort and healing to help you with your loss. Karen was a good friend, we worked together for many years. I have fond memories of her during our picketing at Rexnord strikes. She would sit there and knit and knit, I think for her grandchildren. You all are in my prayers. Terry

Maxine Mitchell Hildum
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
Dear family So sorry for your loss, have not seen Karen for years. Have seen Diane tho. Tim told me about her leg, she had to be in pain. I would have been down today if not had to work. You might not know me my Mother was Russell's Aunt.
I send my sympathy. Prayers! Maxine

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