Nancy Messecar

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Nancy Virginia Messecar, 95, passed from this earth December 9, 2016 in Montgomery, Texas. She was born on October 1, 1921 in Rhodesia, Africa (now Zimbabwe), where her parents were pioneer Methodist missionaries for forty-two years. She was reared in Southern Rhodesia and graduated high school in 1939, and then came to the United States and studied at Northwestern University and Evanston Hospital School of Nursing in Evanston, Illinois, graduating in 1944. On October 27, 1945, she married Harold Lynn Messecar while he was serving in the U. S. Navy during WWII. After his discharge, they lived near Houston, Texas, in the Minnetex Community. In 1956, the family moved to Montgomery, Texas, where they bought a farm and operated a dairy, and Nancy worked part time at Conroe Regional Hospital on the surgical floor and later in ICU until retirement in 1973.

Nancy was a member of Montgomery United Methodist Church and taught children's Sunday school for many years. Preceded in death by her parents Reverend Thomas Arch O'Farrell and Josephine Bost O'Farrell formerly of Pana, Illinois, her sisters Eunice, Josephine, and Frances, and her husband Harold Messecar, her survivors are son David Messecar and his wife Cathy, daughters Margaret Drane and her husband Ed, and Martha Messecar, six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.

The family extends a heartfelt thank you for the dedicated and constant care from Robert and Lorena Stone at Genesis Senior Care, FM 2854 Montgomery, Texas and their incredible staff, and Heart to Heart Hospice RN Laura Draper and chaplain Raya Machupa.

Visitation at 12:00 and service at 1:00 P. M. on December 12 at Cashner Colonial Chapel with Reverends Hiram "Doc" Jones and Fred Carter officiating. Interment at Garden Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Montgomery United Methodist Church, 22548 Highway 105 W, Montgomery, TX 77356 . You are invited to view our webpage and leave written tributes to the family at


Published on from Dec. 10 to Dec. 23, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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