Amy Miles Messmore

By on August 3, 2011

Amy Miles Messmore, 60, of Montgomery passed away peacefully
early Monday, Aug. 1 following a series of health challenges. Amy
lived her life with family and friends close to heart giving all that
she could to those lives that she touched. As wife and mother, aunt
and daughter, grandmother and friend, Amy raised immediate and
extended family with a caring touch, compassionate heart, and flair
for fun. She was active in the community as a young woman in La Grange,
Ill. with the historical society, scouting, and helping children of
need at the Cossitt Elementary School ( named after her
Gr.Gr.Grandfather and village founder F.D. Cossitt ). Amy was
passionate about animals and art and enjoyed sharing these experiences
with others. She started a hobby farm in Elburn. and shared her
experience with friends involved in 4H, Girl Scouts, and Horsemanship.
As an accomplished hobby artist, Amy produced numerous sculptures,
figurines, ornaments, paintings, and writings with a common theme of
love and happiness. She encouraged others to craft in self-expression
at her side and worked therapy as the Art Director at King-Bruwaert
House retirement home. Amy is greeted in eternity by her husband
Curtis L. Messmore, her parents Belle & Marshall G. Miles II, and her
brother Marshall G. Miles III. Waiting to embrace again are children
Emily and Adam Messmore, Daughter-in-Law Elizabeth Messmore,
grandchildren Caleb, Elizabeth, Cindy, and Noah Messmore, Sister Judy
Miles, In-Laws Dr. Harry and Marilyn Messmore, and countless close
friends and relatives whom loved Amy dearly.

A remembrance celebration is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 20 from noon to
4 p.m. at the Bristol Bay Clubhouse, 4582 Rosenwinkle St. Yorkville.
This is a casual celebration of Amy’s life with family,
friends, music, pictures, food, and stories from everyone. Children
are welcome and there is a swimming pool to use weather permitting.
Contact Adam at for more information if needed.