Bessie I. "Dutch" Arter, 89, of Hollisterville, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, Dec. 2, 2021, at home, surrounded by the love of her family, just five days before her 90th birthday.
Born Dec. 7, 1931, in Hughesville, she was the daughter of the late LaRue and Edna (Huntsinger) Lore. Dutch graduated from Hughesville High School in 1949.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Beverly "Jane" Hartman and Deborah "Lee" Barrett.
She leaves behind her children, Cynthia Whitmoyer, Howard "Bud" Hartman and his wife, Bonnie, Benjamin Hartman and his wife, Susan and Robin Hartman; brothers, Wayne Lore, Pete Lore and his wife, Grace, and Brigg Lore and his wife, Janet; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and countless friends and loved ones.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Hollisterville, 23 Pond Road, Moscow. Friends and family may visit Sunday from 2 p.m. through the time of the service in the church.
Interment will be private in Pine Grove Cemetery, South Sterling.
Arrangements are entrusted to Jenkins-Howell Funeral Home Inc., Edward R. Howell, funeral director, 269 Belmont St., Waymart.