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Mary "Opal" Bessie

November 15, 1925 - May 19, 2019

Mary “Opal” Bessie, 93, of Springfield, died at 9:10 am, Sunday, May 19, 2019 at The Bridge. She was born November 15, 1925 in Wayne County, KY to Henry and Ethel Smith Alexander. She married Arthur Joseph Bessie on July 28, 1957 and he preceded her in death on August 26, 1991.

Survivors include one daughter Linda (Barden) Borst of Springfield; one son, Mark (Fiancé Kelly Sullivan) of Riverton; four grandchildren, Kyndell (Ryan Cearley) Cole, Jamie Bessie, Jessica Bessie and Aaron (fiancé Rachael Ley) Bessie; three great grandchildren; one sister, Threasa Cheek of Downey, CA and one brother, Audie Alexander of Pleasant Plains.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one sister Ruby Shipley and one brother Haywood Alexander.

Visitation: 9-10:30 am Thursday, May, 23, 2019 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.

Funeral Service: 10:30 am, Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Land of Lincoln Honor Flight.

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Time: 09:00 am - 10:30 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Service Information

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Time: 10:30 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Camp Butler National Cemetery

Address:

5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL, 62707

(217) 492-4070 Map


Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to Land of Lincoln Honor Flight.


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