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Gladys Messick

Gladys H. Messick (Hoover)

Monday, August 2nd, 1920 - Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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Obituary

Gladys Hoover Messick, 100, formerly of Lower Swatara Township, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2020, at the Masonic Village, Elizabethtown.

Born in Bressler on August 2, 1920, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Mae E. Bell Hoover.

Gladys was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a graduate of the former Swatara Township High School and member of its Alumni Association. Gladys was a member of the Swatara Hill Church of the Brethren, Middletown. She was also a member of the former Hummelstown Golden Age Club and the Swatara Golden Age Club. For many years Gladys served as a Cub Scout Den Mother. She enjoyed crocheting and loved playing cards with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Marlin M. “Jim” Messick, on February 18, 2007; a son, Thane A. Messick, on January 17, 2000; two brothers, Harold Hoover and Blaine Hoover; and three sisters, Fannie E. Aungst, Florence M. Bell and Arlene B. Gingrich.

She is survived by three sons, Dale D. Messick husband of Dorothy Rehkugler Messick of Middletown, Timothy R. Messick husband of Paige Niskey Messick of Pawley’s Island, SC, and Thomas J. Messick husband of Brenda Chittester Messick of Ceresco, NE; a daughter-of-the-heart, Catherine E. Reed Eshenour of Cortlandt Manor, NY; a daughter-in-law, Judy Kline Messick Stoak of Loysville; 11 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held Sunday, August 16, 2020, from 7 to 8 PM in the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown. Graveside service will be Monday, August 17, 2020, at 12 noon in the Ebenezer Cemetery, Middletown, with Pastor Jason T. Good, her pastor, officiating.

Those desiring may send memorial contributions to the Swatara Hill Church of the Brethren, 2943 East Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057.

Online condolences may be shared at www.trefzandbowser.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, August 16th, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    114 West Main Street
    HUMMELSTOWN, PA 17036
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  • Service

    Monday, August 17th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Monday, August 17th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Ebenezer Cemetery
    Address
    Ebenezer Road
    MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057
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    Officiant
    Pastor Jason T. Good
  • Interment

    Monday, August 17th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Monday, August 17th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Ebenezer Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057
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John W. Fasnacht

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Marsha and I would like to extend our condolences to the family ,friends and all who loved Aunt Gladys. She like all her brothers and sisters were near and dear to us. We have many fond memories of her. Mine are primarily from my youth, because that was when I was around her most. Sorry we won't be attending the services, but are sending our love to all. John W. Fasnacht, Marysville,PA
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