Nancy Messer-Basnett-Murray

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Nancy Ann Messer-Basnett-Murray, age 65, of Russellville, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2011, at Boone Hospital in Columbia. She was born July 1, 1946, in Jefferson City, the daughter of Enloe and Dora Cooley Messer, both of whom preceded her in death. Nancy was married and divorced from Daniel Basnett September 1967 to 1981. Nancy married Leroy Murray in May of 1995, who preceded her in death February of 2002. Nancy worked at McGraw Edison for a time and Wal-Mart before retiring after 25 years of service. Nancy was a member of the Cole Springs Baptist Church in Russellville. She enjoyed cooking, crafting, camping and spending time with her family. She was a remarkable seamstress and made blankets for all the newborn babies in the family. Her pouty dolls can be found all over mid-Missouri. Nancy's favorite thing to do was care for farm in Farmville and watch over others farms when they were away. Survivors include: one daughter, Penny Basnett Rustemeyer with her husband Robert of Russellville; one son, Jamie Lee Basnett with his wife Pam Garrison of Russellville; her dear friend and companion David Loaiza; three sisters, Mary Messer Engelage of Jefferson City, Rhonda Bishop of Eldon, and Libby Messer Fischer with her husband Gary of Russellville; one brother, Bert with his wife Mary Schubert Messer of Russellville; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Shona Basnett Harmon; one granddaughter, Leann Mueller; one brother, Ronnie Messer; and one sister, Babbi Jean Messer. Visitation will be today, Tuesday, August 23, 2011 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. with the service to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Weber Funeral Home in Russellville, with Bro. Steve Webb officiating. Burial will be in the Enloe Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Enloe Cemetery Fund in Russellville. Arrangements are under the direction of Weber Funeral Home in Russellville.

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