In Loving Memory

Anita E. Mesecher

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July 5th, 1931 - September 11th, 2017


Friday, September 15th, 2017   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Charter Funerals,
501 West 6th Avenue,
Emporia Kansas 66801


Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Charter Funerals,
501 West 6th Avenue,
Emporia Kansas 66801


Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery,
2000 Prairie Street,
Emporia Kansas 66801


Anita E. Mesecher, of Emporia, died on Monday, September 11, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. She was 86.

Anita was born Sunday, July 5, 1931 in Clark, Colorado to Arbor John and Myrtle (Mosher) Franz. Anita worked at Newman Hospital, also for Doctors Ryan, Morgan and Garcia and for USD 253 school district as a Registered Nurse. She married Durward McCord and became stepmom to one child. Five children were born to this union. Durward passed away in 1965. Anita later married Richard Mesecher in 1977 and together they shared a blended family.

Anita is preceded in death by her parents, Arbor and Myrtle Franz; husbands, Durward McCord and Richard Mesecher; son, Steven McCord; daughter, Karen McCord; and stepson, Monty Mesecher. She is survived by her son, Terry and wife Debbie McCord of Lawrence, Kansas; daughters, Kathleen McCord and husband Steven Wilson of Wellsville, Kansas, Barbara Alsamarrai of San Jose, California; stepson, Richard "Checker" and wife Debbie Mesecher of Topeka, Kansas, and stepdaughters, Susan Garriott of Smithville, Missouri and Cheryl Dietrich of Topeka, Kansas. Many grandchildren, great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at Charter Funerals, 501 W. 6th Ave. Emporia, KS. The funeral service will be officiated by Mr. Charles Bradbury of the First United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Charter Funerals with interment to follow at the patio garden of Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church and or the David Traylor Zoo in care of Charter Funerals.


  • Mon, Sep 18th, 2017 at 10:23 PM

    Anita was a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to all her family.

    Judy (Rider) Jones, Emporia, Ks

  • Sat, Sep 16th, 2017 at 10:22 AM

    Aunt Anita you will be missed by all, give the guys a hug from Mom and I when you see them.

    Jo Mesecher, Minneapolis, KS

  • Fri, Sep 15th, 2017 at 1:34 PM

    May the perpetual light shine on you....may
    you rest in peace....In the name of the
    Father the Son and the Holy Spirit. AMEN

    Michael Mesecher, Minneapolis KS

  • Fri, Sep 15th, 2017 at 11:25 AM

    I only knew Anita for a short time through Silver Dolphins, but she always had a smile and a kind
    word for everyone. She was young at heart.

    Donna Smith, KS

  • Fri, Sep 15th, 2017 at 1:11 AM

    Aunt Anita you will be missed by many. Thank you for being such a huge supporter of my son
    Give them all a hug from Mom And I!!!❤️

    Jo Mesecher, Minneapolis, KS

  • Thu, Sep 14th, 2017 at 11:36 PM

    As said by others, she was funny and great to be around. Will miss seeing you, especially at church.

    Jan Bradbury, Emporia, KS

  • Thu, Sep 14th, 2017 at 11:35 PM

    I've sent a single rose
    just from me to you
    to my Aunt Anita
    my love for you is true.
    I'll miss you every single day
    I'll look up with a tear
    remember all the times we shared
    I'll wish that you were here
    I know you're in a better place
    which somehow dulls the pain
    for you are with my Uncle dick
    dancing in the rain.

    Jenna, Grand Junction Co

  • Thu, Sep 14th, 2017 at 6:39 PM

    Silver Dolphins will not be the same without Anita! She was always so positive and so fun! She will
    be missed. My deepest sympathy to her family.

    Claudia Thomas, Emporia

  • Thu, Sep 14th, 2017 at 1:03 AM

    So many good memories with Anita from Dennys childhood to our friendships as we grew. Such a
    wonderful lady in many ways. Love to all of her family ❤❤Denny & Teri

    Denny & Teri Adkins, Marion,ks

  • Wed, Sep 13th, 2017 at 10:52 PM

    Anita was a favorite of ours. Usually just got to see her and Dick at the Mesecher family reunions. They were both so happy together and a joy to be with. Sorry for your loss.

    Elvin and Marna Hodges, Colchester, Illinois

  • Wed, Sep 13th, 2017 at 1:35 PM

    Aunt Anita
    Always enjoyed you coming out in the summer and parking the RV at the farm for a couple of weeks
    at a time. Keeping ma company and just seeing everyone in town while you where here. Sitting out
    side with Uncle Rich and watching the cows and stuff the evenings.

    Kevin Church, Grand Junction, CO

  • Wed, Sep 13th, 2017 at 1:28 PM

    I feel as if I have known Anita forever. We would not see each other for a year or more and yet pick
    up where we left off each time we ran into each other! She was a lovely, funny, and caring
    person and she will be dearly missed.

    Carla (Denson) Fessler, Emporia, KS

  • Wed, Sep 13th, 2017 at 1:11 PM

    also surviving Anita are step-children Diana Mesecher Hirt, Gayle Mesecher Barta and
    Gregory Lee Mesecher, step- grandson Joel Barta preceded Anita in death.

    Barbara Stringer

    Barbara Stringer, Mason, OH

  • Wed, Sep 13th, 2017 at 12:03 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Anita will be remembered as a dear sweet wonderful person.

    Jack Ellison, Lewisville Tx

  • Wed, Sep 13th, 2017 at 1:49 AM

    Anita is also survived by two other sisters, Virginia Church and Marian Littledyke. She is preceded
    in death by two brothers, Kenneth Franz and George Franz, two sisters, Arlene Kollasch and
    Doris Paulson. Rest in peace Dear One.

    Lois Carlucci, Fruita, Colorado

  • Wed, Sep 13th, 2017 at 1:41 AM

    My dear aunt Anita, friend, and sister you will be greatly missed by all. We love you.

    Jasper, Lois, Matt, Brenda Carlucci & Sandra Fernandez


  • Tue, Sep 12th, 2017 at 11:52 PM

    Such a kind loving soul. So thankful.and proud my daughter called you Grandma!!! So blessed😚❤❤
    you will be missed. 😚

    Candace Matlock, Emporia Kansas

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