Bessie Travelstead

Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Bessie E. "Betty" Travelstead, 83, of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.

She was born March 2, 1918, at Fostoria, Ohio, daughter of Lester E. Fisher and Myrtle Welker Fisher. She and the late Kline Sams were married June 6, 1945. She and the late Thurman M. Travelstead were married Aug. 28, 1993, at Cape Girardeau.

Before moving to Cape Girardeau, she worked for Illinois Bell in Chicago. She was a desk clerk at Holiday Inn in Cape Girardeau for 13 years. She worked at Southeast Missouri State University for five years and was a hostess at Royal N'Orleans Restaurant for 10 years. She was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau.

In addition to two husbands and her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister.

She is survived by friends.

Friends may call at the Ford and Sons Funeral Home on Mount Auburn from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, with Dr. Derek Staples officiating. Burial will be at Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau.