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Mary C. Messinger

Mary C. Messinger

Apr 16th, 2017


Mary C. Messinger, 84, of Littlestown, died Sunday, April 16, at Genesis Gettysburg Center.  She was the wife of Earl A. “Sam” Messinger for 64 years.  Born Dec 23, 1932 in McSherrystown, Mary was the daughter of the late Hayes & Ruth (Clabaugh) Groft.  She was a homemaker and had been employed with Craftlite, Littlestown.
Surviving in addition to her husband, are her sons:  Chris A. Messinger & wife, Donna, and Chad A. Messinger & wife, Staci, all of Hanover; her 4 grandchildren:  Brock A. & Joshua A. Messinger and Bradley J. & Brandon M. Harner; and her 2 great grandchildren:  Jenna & Brent Chrismer.  Mary was predeceased by her daughter Cynthia A. Hertz; her brothers:  George, Donald & Michael Groft and her sisters:  Alice Wetzel and Gladys Krug.  She was a member of Christ U.C.C., Littlestown.  Mary was an avid bingo player and enjoyed putting puzzles together and being with her family and grandchildren. 
Funeral Service is Wednesday, April 19, at 11 A.M. at Little’s Funeral Home, Littlestown with Pastor Craig Arentz officiating.  Viewing is Wednesday 10 – 11 A.M. at the funeral home.   Interment is in Christ Church Cemetery.  Memorials in Mary’s name may be sent to: Christ UCC, 131 Christ Church Rd., Littlestown, PA  17340  or  Genesis Gettysburg Center – 867 York Rd., Gettysburg, PA  17325 or  SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice – 260 W. High St., Gettysburg, PA  17325.  Online condolences may be shared on

Joyce Conover
Apr 19th, 2017 11:13 am
Sam and Family, So sorry to hear of Mary's passing, will always remember the fun times we shared together. She will be greatly missed! Joyce Conover
Buzz and Tina Shoop
Apr 19th, 2017 10:31 am
Blessings and condolences to Sam and the family. Mary was a wonderful and kind person, and will be greatly missed by anyone that knew her. Her spirit and heart will rest with the angels. Our deepest sympathies, Buzz and Tina
Julia Assi
Apr 17th, 2017 9:18 pm
Mary, You are loved and will be missed! Prayers for all your family for strength to walk here without you!!
You will never be gone as long as someone thinks of you!

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