Donna Dolene (Pryor) Messick
June 15, 1945 – September 20, 2022
It is with great sadness we announce the death of our beloved wife, mother, and meme, Donna Dolene Messick (Pryor). She now dances with the angels as she so rightfully deserves to. She died peacefully on September 20, 2022, surrounded by loved ones. She was a light to all that knew her, a mother and grandmother to more than her own children and grandchildren.
While Alzheimer’s stole her memory, her soul never faltered. She stayed the same sweet, beautiful child of God she always was.
Born in Kansas City, MO she met and later married William Messick in 1966.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Francis and Lucile Pryor; brothers, Roger (Carol) Pryor, Bobby Gene Pryor; mother and father-in-law, Elizabeth and Verden Messick; sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Jerry Plimmer.
She is survived by husband, William Messick; sons, Danny (Kerri) Messick, Jeremy (Angi) Messick; daughters, Tricia (Seneca) Harrison, Jennifer Messick (Dave); grandchildren and great grandchildren: Ashley (Dylan) (Greyson, Sadie) Berlowitz, Nicole Messick (Blayne), Josh Messick, Marissa Messick, Davaun Brown, Aryannah Harrison, Morgan Centamore (Tyler) (Theodore), Haley Centamore (Laurence), Hannah Bowels (Jordan) (Easton), Blake Duncan, Addie Shelton, Cadin Shelton, Devin Shelton.
VISITATION: Sunday, September 25, 2022, 11:00AM to 1:00PM followed by LIGHT LUNCHEON: Dena’s Place, 2112 North 30th Street, Suite 201, 1:00PM to 3:00PM. PRIVATE INTERMENT
We respectfully request that in lieu of flowers you consider donating to purchase the picture of the activity bear you see below. My mom, as did my grandmother, died from Alzheimer’s disease. In her last few weeks of activity, she felt she had purpose to her life in caring for this bear, dressing and redressing him and even cuddling him in the blanket my dad was so graciously gifted in his recent inpatient stay at the Buffet Cancer Center. Funds can be sent to me via Venmo (@Jennifer-Messick-2). I will send out details as to how many bears were able to be donated.
Our goal is to donate as many of these bears to dementia patients as possible, especially to those on hospice.