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Bessie K. Bowman Spence
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Birth: Aug. 11, 1911
Owsley County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 2005
Butler County
Ohio, USA

SPENCE, Bessie Katherine Age 93, passed away Friday morning, June 17, 2005 at 4:30 a.m. at the Tri County Extended Care Center, Fairfield, Ohio. She was born August 11, 1911 in Endee, Kentucky, the daughter of John B. Bowman and Mary Ellen (Bowman) Bowman. On October 13, 1934 she was united in marriage to James Ivan Spence. To this union was born one daughter, Beatrice (James) Wroot of Hamilton, and one son, John (Linda) Spence of Beavercreek. She is survived by her children, six grandchildren, Mark (Dawn) Spence of Dayton, Gregory (Kathy) Spence, of Beavercreek, Michael (Amy) Smith, of St. Augustine, Florida, Sheila (Thomas) Oakley, of Dayton, James T. (Susie) Wroot, of Hamilton, and Melissa (Wendell) Jackson, of Fairfield; ten great grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ivan Spence on august 7, 1993 and six sisters, Lizzie Jane (Floyd) Reynolds, Beatrice (Lee) Callahan, Cliffie (Floyd) Becknell, Lillian (Estill) Peters, Emma (Robert) Brewer and Earnestine (Lee) Peters.

Bessie was known for her superb quilting ability, sewing and many other talents. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends. She made many friends at the Tri County Extended Care Center.

Visitation will be on Monday, June 20, 2005 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Tobias Funeral Home, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio 45432. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Fairview Cemetery, Rt. 503, West Alexandria, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242. They were superb people and really took superb care of our Mother.

Published in Hamilton Journal-News on June 19, 2005 
Family links: 
  John B. Bowman (1879 - 1938)
  Mary Ellen Bowman Bowman (1886 - 1965)
  James Ivan Spence (1909 - 1993)*
  Lizzie Jane Bowman Reynolds (1904 - 1991)*
  Cliffie Bowman Becknell (1908 - 1989)*
  Bessie K. Bowman Spence (1911 - 2005)
  Lillian Bowman Peters (1917 - 2003)*
  Emma Mae Bowman Brewer (1920 - 1979)*
  Hazel Ernestine Bowman Peters (1928 - 2003)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
West Alexandria
Preble County
Ohio, USA
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Record added: Feb 23, 2008
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Bessie K. <i>Bowman</i> Spence
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