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Bessie L Northway Battles
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Birth: Jun. 2, 1916
Death: Oct. 31, 2006
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

Bessie Leona Battles Finestead went to be with the Lord On Tuesday, Octrobr 31, 2006 at Taylor House Hospice.
Bessie was born on June 2, 1916 to Andrew Jackson Northway and Louisa Bell (Fox) Northway. Bessie resided most of her life in Adelphi, Iowa. She attended Adelphi Baptist Church and accepted the Lord as her Savior as a child. From her marriage to David Sylvester Battles they had five children, Annebelle DeGraff (Marion), Robert Battles (Willine), Patricia Neal (Paul), Raymond Battles (Beth) all of Runnells, Iowa and Carmen Ingle of Tampa, Florida.
She was proceeded in death by her husbands, David Battles and Martin Finestead, twelve brothers and sisters. Bessie is survived by her five children, eighteen grand children, thirty-seven great-grand children and nine great-great-grand children, Moving to Granger Iowa with Martin Finestead she acquired five stepchildren with spouses and families. Bessie's life was enriched by her friendship with Don Fife and his family before his passing to be with the Lord.
Family greeted visitors on November 2 with a Celebration of Life service at the Adelphi Baptist Church on 7925SE Vandalia road, Runnells, Iowa. 
 
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 Spouses:
  David S Battles (1914 - 1970)
  Martin James Finestead (1896 - 1992)*
 
 Children:
  Patricia L. Battles Neal (1936 - 2015)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Warren-Powers Cemetery
Adelphi
Polk County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Katie Lou
Record added: Oct 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43718270
Bessie L <i>Northway</i> Battles
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Bessie L <i>Northway</i> Battles
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