June 20, 2024
Marie Messer, 97, formerly of Liberal, passed away at her home on January 27, 2017 in Denton, TX.  

She was born in July of 1919 to B.D. and Hazel (Dunham) Mann at Liberal, KS. 

Marie had a loving 40 year marriage to Jack Sellinger; he has preceded her in death. 

She was a graduate of Liberal High School and went on to attend New York Business College, where she earned her Accounting Degree. Upon completion of her degree she worked in New York City where she was befriended by John D. Rockefeller from whom she learned how to be successful in Investments. After leaving New York she moved to Houston, Texas where she had her two daughters, Rita and Janice. Marie then moved to Wichita, KS., where she continued working with many large business’ in the Wichita area later deciding to become self employed. She was a Former President of the YWCA of Wichita, KS and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wichita.

Marie is survived by her two Daughters, Rita Dawson of Bonham, TX and Janice Walters of Flower Mound, TX; one Granddaughter, Megan Walters-Suffling and husband Myles of Rutherfordton, NC.

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at the Miller Mortuary Chapel, with Pastor Rex Petty, officiating. Viewing will be before the service from 10:00 am to service time.

Burial will take place in the Liberal City Cemetery.