Betty Bess

Posted 7/30/20

Betty Lou Bess, 97, of Marshall, and formerly of Paris, passed away at 7:43 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Marshall Rehabilitation and Nursing.  

A graveside service is 2 p.m. Friday, …

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Betty Bess

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Betty Lou Bess, 97, of Marshall, and formerly of Paris, passed away at 7:43 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Marshall Rehabilitation and Nursing.  

A graveside service is 2 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation is private. Templeton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Bess was born Sept. 25, 1922, at Marshall, the daughter of the late Hurley and Pearl Beulhler Findley. She married William “Bill” Bess June 7, 1942, at St. Charles, Mo., and he passed away July 5, 1994.

Survivors include son, William McKinley (Sandy) Bess of Banning, Calif., their children Roscoe Nelson Bess and Amanda Lee Ostrum, their grandchildren, Rebekah Chaves, Connor Bess, Emma Ostrum and William Ostrum; son, James Allen (Mary) Bess of Marshall, their children, Jennifer Lynn Hicks, Jamey Ellen Kleva and Jodi Renee McKinney, their grandchildren, Cherub Mohler, Cherish Hicks, Kyle Kleva, Keyona Kleva, and Tanner McKinney; son LCDR Philip Keith (Ellyn) Bess, USN (Ret.) of Virginia Beach, Va., their children, Adam Philip Bess, Maj. Daniel William Bess, their grandchildren, Samuel Bess and Fiona Bess; son, Robert Lee (Gloria) Bess of Mason City, their children, Kelsey Nicole Bess and Hannah Marie Bess; one brother, Don Findley of Paris; three sisters, Joan Thomas of California, Phyllis Meeks of Ohio and Ruth Ferguson of Florida.

She was preceded in death by two brothers Mac Findley and James Findley; and four sisters, Jeannie Henley, Jane Dickerson, Bea Stewart and Alta Connelly.

Mrs. Bess was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a graduate of the Chicago School of Interior Decoration and graduated from Marshall High School in 1940.

The Bess family thanks the caring and dedicated staff at Marshall Rehabilitation and Nursing facility for their loving and professional service provided to Mrs. Bess for the last years of her life.

Memorial donations may be made to one of Mrs. Bess’ favorite charities, Hopes and Dreams, Inc. of Paris by contacting Beth Hansel, 217-251-5712. 

Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.