Lula Bess

Friday, September 20, 2002

BELL CITY, Mo. -- Lula Bell Bess, 65, of Bell City died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Dec. 21, 1936, in Advance, Mo., daughter of Rosewell and Mona Mae Bess.

Bess worked 30 years in the fitting department at Inland Shoe Co. in Advance. She was a member of the General Baptist Church and had been a Sunday School teacher, and was a member of Bell City Ladies Aid.

Survivors include two brothers, Steve Bess of Sikeston, Earl Bess of Cape Girardeau; seven sisters, Dorthy Phegley of Perkins, Mo., Coline McCormack of Xenia, Ill., Wanda Rayles of Kokomo, Ind., Glenda Seegrave of Rector, Ark., Remona Bess, Vera Mason and Barbara Hoosier, all of Bell City.

She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

Friends may call at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mike Triplett officiating. Burial will be in Morgan Memorial Park.