Verline Besand

Sunday, September 22, 2002

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Frances Verline Besand, 82, of Perryville died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at the Perry County Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 11, 1919, in Perry County, Mo., daughter of John and Mary Basler Miederhoff. She and J. Leo Pecaut were married in 1939. He died in August 1947. She then married Elvis Besand on Oct. 31, 1955. He died April 10, 1983.

She worked at International Shoe Company. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella and Ladies of Charity.

Survivors include three sons, Darryl Pecaut, Thomas Pecaut and Roger Besand, all of Perryville; one daughter, Louise Wibbenmeyer of St. Louis; and two brothers, Leo Miederhoff of Perryville and Edgar Miederhoff of Springfield, Mo.

She was preceded in death by one sister.

Friends may call at Miller Family Funeral Home in Perryville from 4 to 9 p.m. today and from 6:30 to 9:50 a.m. Monday. A parish wake with the Daughters of Isabella will be at 7 p.m. today. The rosary will be at 9 a.m. Monday.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. Kevin P. Fausz officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.