Cecile Anna Messersmith, 97, of Nortonville, died Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Village Villa in Nortonville.

She was born June 8, 1920, in Scott City, to Melton Ratio and Pearlie Gerut Dean. She was a 1938 graduate of Scott City High School.

Mrs. Messersmith worked many years as a caretaker and administrator for Delmas Care Homes in San Jose and Santa Clara, Calif.

She married Corwin Price Carman. They later divorced. In 1945, she married John William Messersmith in Garden City. He died in 1973.

She also was preceded in death by a son, Gary D. Messersmith; a daughter, Celia Ann Fraser; a great-grandson; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Survivors include a son, Dean Carman of Garden City; a daughter, Carolyn Kay Smith of Nortonville; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at the Village Villa Chapel, Nortonville, with inurnment at Ozawkie Cemetery.

To sign the guest book, visit  www.barnettfamilyfh.com.