Survived by son, Arthur Messler, Jr. and brother and sister-in-law, Alfred Hubert and Mary Messler Chauncey (Memorial #5869202)of Screven, GA.
Attended Florida State University and Miami University. Received her Masters degree from Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. A Miami-Dade County school teacher for 33 years, she taught at Shenandoah Jr. High and was principal of Rockway Jr. High.
Source: Charlotte Observer, Dec. 1, 1989 and Miami Herald, Dec. 2, 1989.
N.B. Mrs. Messler's first name was Myoma also spelled Mioma, but as an adult she preferred to use the name "Irma" also spelled "Erma". The first reference to her as Miomi, was in the Aug 10, 1910 Hunter Herald. Sources for the name Mioma: Family records maintained by Louise Kahl Young, Cass County Gen Web extraction from the Hunter Herald ("Rev. and Mrs. Kahl and little daughter Miomi, spent a couple of days with Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Elliott")and the U. S. Census prior to 1940. Sources for the name "Irma": Marriage record, 1940 Census, marker inscription and obituary.
Some newspaper extractions provided by Jeff Blakley.
Nov. 14, 1920, Miami Herald: Myoma Kahl, in the 6th grade, made the honor roll for receiving . . .excellent grades in both scholarship and deportment.[She was attending Redland Farm Life School]
Sept. 23, 1923, Miami Herald: . . .Myoma Kahl, who has been living with her grandparents in Redlands, has taken up her home with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Matthews [living in Sweetwater]. She will enter the freshman class in the Miami high school.
Arthur Abbott Messler
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