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1928 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Bessie Katherine "BK" Dryer, age 86, of Dearborn, MI, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Oliver Woods Retirement Village in Owosso, MI. BK was born at home in Everson, PA, on January 8, 1928. She was raised by her Aunt Myrtle and Uncle Floyd LaPorte in Trotter, PA. BK graduated from West Penn Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh. After graduation, she remained at West Penn Hospital as a Registered Nurse. There she met her future husband, Harry Thomas Dryer of Baldwin, PA, on a blind date, and the two were married in 1949. BK and Harry lived in the Pittsburgh area until 1957, when they moved to Dearborn, Michigan. She worked as a registered nurse at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn for almost 20 years. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Dearborn for almost 55 years. BK and Harry loved to travel, and visited all of the lower 48 states, Hawaii, Australia and Europe. After retirement, BK was active in both the Dearborn Senior Golf and Bowling Leagues. BK is survived by two sons, Harry Thomas (Nancy) Dryer, Jr. of Owosso, MI and Mark Daniel (Nancy) Dryer of Ishpeming, MI; four grandchildren, Bryan (Mackenzie) Dryer, Rachel (Todd) Brasher, Matthew Dryer and Rebecca (Robert) Wotring; and four great- grandchildren, Lauren Brasher, Andrew Brasher, Abigail Dryer and Lucas Wotring. BK was predeceased by her son, Timothy Allen, her husband, Harry; and her sister, Betty (LaPorte) Lynn. Funeral Services will be held at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME in Pittsburgh, PA. Visitation and Memorial Service will be on Saturday, June 14, 2014, with interment in Jefferson Memorial Cemetery. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to Friends of the Library Dearborn, MI or First United Methodist Church of Dearborn.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on June 10, 2014
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