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Bebeanne MessnerNovember 16, 1931 ~ November 25, 2017 (age 86)
Bebeanne Fuller Messner was born to Clifford and Esther Fuller November 16, 1931. She married her long-time love, Milton Messner in 1950. The cowboy’s daughter and the farmer’s son had two children, Vicki Messner Perkins and Van Messner. As Milton’s soul mate, Bebeanne helped work cattle, carry irrigation pipe, and haul grain to the elevator and water to the cattle. When the couple had the Conoco station at Slapout, she was the bookkeeper and handled billing for Messner Feed and Seed. She took care of registering cattle and the paper work required to run a ranch. She single handedly prepared lunch for approximately 100 people each year for their annual cattle production sale. The couple traveled a lot of miles together to many states for bull sales and to see friends and family over the years. No matter how busy Bebeanne was, she was still available to help neighbors and family who had health problems. She often cared for the children at funerals.
Bebeanne was a self-taught artist. She freely used her artistic abilities to paint the 49ers scenery for the backdrop for the Laverne High School graduation, scenery on a rolled backdrop at Overstreet school, stage props for school and 4-H Club programs, as well as county fair parade floats and church backdrops for Christmas programs. Her talent of oil painting produced many paintings with subject matter of ranch life, Native Americans, and animals. Many paintings were given as gifts to family and friends and others sold or displayed.
Bebeanne is survived by her husband, Milton, daughter Vicki Perkins, son and daughter in law Van and RoseAnna Messner, grand children Bryan Jackson, Roxanna Matthews, and Shandra Anderson. Great-grandchildren are Trista Jackson Campos, Dakota Jackson, Jillian and Gavin Welch, Ian Matthews, and William Anderson. The great-great-grandchildren are Elana and Mia Campos. She leaves nieces Ann Fuller Langston, Lyn Fuller Luster, and Christina Fuller Barbour. Bebeanne was preceded in death by her parents, brother Louis Fuller, and grandchildren Levi Hart and Vanessa Messner, and nephew Hank Barth.
Services will be held at Fairview Methodist Church, Slapout Oklahoma Wednesday, November 29th at 2:00 pm with graveside to follow at Madison Cemetery, Slapout Oklahoma.
Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association 225 North Michigan Avenue, Fl.17, Chicago, IL 60601.
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