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Edna Frances Messinger

August 17, 1920 - April 29, 2021

Edna Frances Messinger, age 100, of Commerce Township, MI left this world on Friday, April 29th, 2021. Edna was born on August 17, 1920, in Sullivan, Indiana, just one day before the 19th amendment was passed. Her parents were Thomas Scully and Isadore Billingsley. She was the youngest daughter of their eight children. Edna is also preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Leon T. Messinger, and her oldest grandson, Joseph Vanover.

Edna had a lifelong affiliation with the Catholic church. She sang soprano in the church choirs and also sang over 35 years in the Tuesday Musicale of Pontiac. Edna enjoyed writing poetry, reading two daily newspapers, and playing the stock market. She was loved by ALL who knew her.

Edna is survived by her three daughters, Suzanne (Peter) Hughes, Nancy (Ken) Platt, Barbara (Rod) Payne; 6 Grandchildren, Emily (Patrick) Morin, Alicia (Ali) Samarah, Ashley (Rod) Wildeman, Eli Messinger Platt, Tyler Hughes, Myles Messinger Platt, as well as 5 ½ Great Grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be offered on Friday, May 7th at 10:30 AM at St. Perpetua Catholic Church, 134 Airport Road, Waterford.  Fr. Gerry LeBoeuf will celebrate the mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Open Door Outreach Center.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Friday, May 7, 2021

Time: 10:30 am


St. Perpetua Catholic Church

134 Airport Road
Waterford Twp, MI 48327

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