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Bessie Maude Doyle Modrell
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1894
Red Willow County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1969
Benton County
Oregon, USA

I may be old, but I am not dead.
If you Love me,
Send me flowers while I can see them
Tell me you love me while I can hear it
Kiss me while I can feel it
......Sing a song with me now so I can rejoice in it
and do not wait to do it over me.
Stand with me today and not at my grave.
When I am gone, do what you wish with my body
It will be nothing but an empty shell
Look for me then in the Heavens
For it is there that my soul shall dwell.

Obituary for Bessie Modrell
Corvallis Newspaper, Corvallis, Oregon, November, 1969


Bessie M. Modrell, 75, a resident of Corvallis for the past 25 years, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital Thursday morning following an illness of several days.

The daughter of Daniel and Emma Kirby Doyle, she was born June 18, 1894, at McCook, Nebr., where she was reared and received her education.

She was married to Walter V. Modrell on Jan. 3, 1912 at McCook. Following their marriage the couple made their home in Nebraska until 1944 when they came to Oregon and settled at Corvallis. They were custodians at the Moose Lodge for many years.

Besides her husband; she is survived by three sons, Marshall M. of Corvallis, Richard R. of Big Springs, Neb., and Howard M. of Albany; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Eleanor) Peters of Corvallis and Mrs. Leslie (Ardis) Davis of Harrold S.D.; on brother W. Bacil Doyle of Wray, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Bortner of North Platte, Neb., and Mrs. Cleo Garton of Castle Rock, Colo.; 20 great-grandchildren (correction 20 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren) and many nieces and nephews. A son, Dale, and three great-grandchildren preceded her in death.

Funeral services, will be held in the chapel of McHenry Funeral Home on Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. william Walker of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Note: Bessie Modrell died from complications from Gall Bladder surgery.

Bessie was an amazing women with the biggest laugh in the world she was loved by many but especially her grandchildren, we all have special memories or her. SMH
Family links: 
  Daniel Boone Doyle (1840 - 1915)
  Mary Emmaline Kirby Doyle (1860 - 1921)
  Walter Vern Modrell (1886 - 1979)*
  Marshall Melvin Modrell (1913 - 1998)*
  Howard Milford Modrell (1915 - 1991)*
  Dale Doyle Modrell (1917 - 1944)*
  Eleanor Fae Modrell Peters (1920 - 1981)*
  Richard Ray Modrell (1922 - 2004)*
  Ardis Nellie Modrell Davis (1924 - 2003)*
  Ardis Nellie Modrell Davis (1924 - 2003)*
  Susan Floretta Doyle (1863 - 1865)**
  Clara Doyle (1865 - 1873)**
  Margaret E. Doyle (1867 - 1934)**
  Anna May Doyle Beebe (1870 - 1961)**
  Franklin James Doyle (1872 - 1956)**
  Mary Bertha Doyle Cashen (1875 - 1964)**
  Mabel Elvin Doyle Newberry (1877 - 1958)**
  Robert Larington (1880 - 1969)**
  Jessie Evelyn Doyle Satterlee (1882 - 1946)**
  Mina Leanna Doyle Johnson (1883 - 1957)**
  Guy Albert Doyle (1884 - 1958)**
  Dorothy D. Doyle Cain (1890 - 1957)*
  William Bacil "Bace" Doyle (1892 - 1973)*
  Bessie Maude Doyle Modrell (1894 - 1969)
  Daniel "Bryan" Doyle (1896 - 1909)*
  Infant Doyle (1898 - 1898)*
  Ethel "Cleo" Doyle Garton (1902 - 1976)*
  James Ora Doyle (1907 - 1973)*
*Calculated relationship
Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens
Linn County
Oregon, USA
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Record added: Apr 12, 2006
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Bessie Maude Doyle Modrell_Paternal Grandmother_All the memories bring joy to my heart_Gone But Not Forgotten_Shirley Modrell Heid
- Modrell/Doyle/Isaac/Busboom/Heid Families
 Added: Nov. 16, 2012
Another year gone by Grandma. Time for some fresh flowers. Miss you Love you Shirley
- Modrell/Doyle/Isaac/Busboom/Heid Families
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