Katherine Messer CRAWFORDVILLE - Katherine Leonard Messer, 63, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, in Tallahassee. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Chapel (850-942-2929), with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38103. A native of Birmingham, Ala., she had resided in the Tallahassee area since 1959. She retired from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and was a Methodist. Survivors include her husband, Wilburn "Buddy" Messer; two daughters, Donna Lynn McMahan (and husband Paul) of Crawfordville and Lisa R. Messer (and R.J. Scarborugh) of Tallahassee; a brother, Robert N. Leonard (and wife Brenda amd children) of Elmhurst, Ill.; six grandchildren, Jessica, Amy and Ryan Messer and Michael, Eric and Dana McMahan; two great-grandchildren, Erica McMahan and Eric McMahan Jr.; and special nieces and nephews, Wesley Leonard (and wife Debbie and children Beau and Christine) of Birmingham, Wanda Leonard of Moody, Ala., Janice Paskey (and husband Robert) of Seabrook, Texas, and Betty Goad and Bubba and Dorothy Shoemaker, all of Pasadena, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred N. Leonard Sr., and Rosalind "Granny" Norwood Leonard.
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Jan. 12, 2007.