Catherine Nmn Messer
Catherine Nmn Messer
  • May 30, 1940 - August 7, 2017
  • Lowell, North Carolina

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Lowell - Catherine B. Messer, (Kathy) 77 passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at the home of daughter Mary Teresa and son-in-law, Ronald Grier in Mount Holly with Mary Teresa and daughter Debbie by her side.

Kathy was the daughter of the late William and Catherine Bowers of Long Island, New York. She is preceded in death by husband Robert and son Bobby; great grandson William Emory, six brothers, Jackie Bowers, Billy Bowers, George Bowers, Ronald Bowers, Fred Bowers and Tom Bowers.

Kathy is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Debbie and Jody Moses of Gastonia, Mary Teresa and Ronald Grier of Mount Holly, daughter Margie Kinlaw of Gastonia; granddaughter Victoria Michelle Reed, great grandson Elijah Emory and Noah Reed of Gastonia; sister Margaret Sullivan of Gastonia and many nieces and nephews across the U.S.

After serving in the U.S. Air Force where she met and married Robert, Kathy retired in 1999 as a supervisor with Eagle Mountain Finishing, Cramerton. She worked part time for Wilkinson Animal Hospital until 2014. Kathy will be remembered for her friendship and generosity to others and for the loving care she provided to her cats and dogs.

Special thanks to the Hospice nurses Leanne King and Paula Robb for providing home care and the staff at Robin Johnson House; caregivers Nikki Smeltzer and Lacey Taylor for the love and care shown to Kathy and her family.

A celebration of Kathy's life will be at 1:00 PM Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Carothers Funeral Home Chapel, Gastonia. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Lunch will be served following the Celebration of Life service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Kathy's name to Gaston County Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054

The staff at Carothers funeral home is honored to serve the Messer family.