DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. -- Services for Lena Ester Messamore, 83, Schaumberg, Ill., formerly of Dawson Springs and Crofton, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Beshear Funeral Home, with the Rev. Thomas Kirkwood officiating. Burial will be in Shyflat Tabernacle Cemetery, Christian County. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight.
She died at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, May 28, 2000, at her home of natural causes.

A native of Christian County, she was born Dec. 3, 1916, the daughter of the late Oscar and Annie Johnson Barnett. She was a factory worker and homemaker and a Baptist. Her husband, William Hershel Messamore, died in 1942. She was also preceded in death by one stillborn child.

Survivors include two sons, Warren Messamore, Huntley, Ill., William Edward Messamore, Kenosha, Wis.; two sisters, Lillian Stevens, Wisconsin, Ruby Hammonds, Kankakee, Ill.; and three grandchildren.

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