Alice Besand

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Alice Besand

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Alice A. Besand, 83, of Perryville died Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Perry County Memorial Hospital.

She was born June 6, 1928, in Sereno, Mo., daughter of Gilbert and Clara Chappius Walter. She and Charles J. Besand were married Oct. 5, 1946.

Mrs. Besand was a secretary with Farm Bureau. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Ladies Sodality, American Legion Auxiliary and Knights of Columbus Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband of the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau; three sons and a daughter, Harold (Peggy) Besand of Austin, Texas, Richard (Hazel) Besand and Julie (Thomas) Unterreiner of Perryville, Chuck (Chris) Besand of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers and a sister, Howard "Doc" Walter of St. Peters, Mo., June Flaherty of Kansas City, Mo., and Robert Walter of Sereno.

Also 12 grandchildren, Adam Besand, Brian Besand, Jennifer Terrill, Charlene Rauh, Allen Besand, Eric Besand, Angi Herman, Wendy Merritt, Brian Brickhaus, Kelly Martin, Sarah Besand, Catherine Besand; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and guardians, G.B. and Nora Huber.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 7 a.m. to service time Saturday at St. Vincent's Church. The wake will be at 7 p.m. Friday.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Milton Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Young and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are preferred to St. Vincent de Paul Parish or School Endowment Fund.