Bessie Smith

Bessie Marie Smith, 78, of Lewistown died at 2:45 a.m. Thursday, July 22, 2004, at Prairieview Care Center.

She was born Dec. 23, 1925, in Golden, a daughter of Fred and Bessie Black Simpson. She married Dalbert W. Smith on Aug. 13, 1944, in Astoria. He died May 2, 2000.

She also was preceded in death by one grandson; two brothers; and two sisters.

Surviving are two daughters, Sheila (and Herschel) Belville and Connie (and Mike) Beard, both of Lewistown; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Vera Oscar of Peoria and Nelda Schuman of Aurora, Colo.

She was a member of Astoria Christian Church.

Services were held Monday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with Rev. Stan Rapp officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to an education fund for her great-grandchildren established at Farmers State Bank of Fulton County.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/28/2004

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