Mary F. Bess Dickson

Mary F. Bess Dickson

RISING SUN, IN: Mary F. Bess Dickson, 93, formerly of Marion, Ohio, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the home of her daughter, Goldie Dunaway, surrounded by family.

Mary married Cleaster Bess June 11, 1936, in Jackson, W. Va. Mary was employed by Hills Department Store for 15 years.

Mary is survived by two sons, Ralph (Irene) Bess of Harpster and Jack Bess of Marengo; four daughters, Jean (James) Conner of Indiana, Delores (Ernest) Pine of Florida, Goldie Dunaway of Indiana, Susan Rohrbach of North Carolina; 30 grandchildren and 60 great-grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Johnny and Michael Bess; one daughter, Mary Plough; and one daughter-in-law, Ruthie Bess.

Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 9, at Dearborn Baptist Church in Manchester, Ind.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Dearborn County Hospital.

Published in the The Marion Star on Feb. 12, 2013