Bessie passed on to be with the Lord at 4:45 am Thursday, June 15, 2017, at her home with her family by her side.

Memorial donations may be made to Church of Christ Northwest. Her funeral service will be at 11 am Monday, June 19, 2017 at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in East Peoria with Pastor David Spillman officiating.  Visitation will be from 2 to 4 pm Sunday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria.

Bessie’s memorial website is available at where condolences may also be sent to the family.