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Edith "Edie" Messerschmidt

Edith "Edie" Messerschmidt Obituary

Edith "Edie" Messerschmidt, 77, passed away Sunday.

Born in Coaldale on Aug. 8, 1943, Edie was the daughter of the late Benjamin Godshall and Ruth Stewart Godshall.

Edie attended Susquehanna University for her undergraduate degree and earned a master's of education from Lehigh University.

Edie spent decades as a reading specialist in the Hazleton Area School District. She also spent years as a pianist and teacher at the Grier City Union Sunday School. Edie was part-owner of White Birch Golf Course, which was founded by her father and her uncle, John Godshall, in 1963.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William I. Messerschmidt; and her son, Duane O. Messerschmidt.

Edie is survived by two sons, Michael W. Messerschmidt, New Tripoli; and William B. Messerschmidt, Barnesville; and six grandchildren, Jacque Miller, Havelock, N.C.; David Messerschmidt, Port Carbon; Shanna Messerschmidt, Orwigsburg; Dylan Messerschmidt, St. Davids; Sumer Messerschmidt, Philadelphia; and Bryana Messerschmidt, Orwigsburg. Edie is also survived by three great-grandchildren; and a brother, B. Wayne Godshall, Barnesville.

A graveside service will be held at the United Church of Christ, Barnesville, at 10 a.m. Aug. 22.

Coffee and refreshments following the service will be served at the Grier City Union Sunday School.

In lieu of flowers, monetary contributions may be given to either of Edie's two favorite causes, the Grier City Union Sunday School (checks can be mailed to Georgine Clemens, 10 Ben Titus Road, Tamaqua, PA 18252) or the Hillside SPCA, 51 SPCA Road, Pottsville, PA 17901.

Arrangements are by Lamar Christ Funeral Home, Hometown.

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